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Old 29 May 2009, 05:17   #1
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Have VHF prices gone up?

Im bought a mate one I lost from the marine superstore really nice Icom M34 I think for like 90 -

Now I cant find any Icom ones anywhere for less than 134 notes?

Whats going on?
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All electronics prices have gone up at least twice this year, once in January and then again this month, average for both was about 25% increase.
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I find this a bit odd, with the alledged credit crunch and seeing silly low prices for LCD /plasma tv's and such getting lower and lower - any thoughts?
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I find this a bit odd, with the alledged credit crunch and seeing silly low prices for LCD /plasma tv's and such getting lower and lower - any thoughts?
Euro going from 1.4ish to 1.1ish may be a connection
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It's the same with DSLR cameras and lenses. Prices are going up and down all the time. Think it's all down to where they're made and how thier currancy is doing.
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ebay

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Im bought a mate one I lost from the marine superstore really nice Icom M34 I think for like 90 -

Now I cant find any Icom ones anywhere for less than 134 notes?

Whats going on?
Bought a brand new one with vat receipt of ebay only last week 81
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An ICOM?
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I find this a bit odd, with the alledged credit crunch and seeing silly low prices for LCD /plasma tv's and such getting lower and lower - any thoughts?
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Euro going from 1.4ish to 1.1ish may be a connection
Not to mention the US$.

Don't forget
1. Marine electronics are much lower volume than tellys and hi-fi
2. You'll always pay more for a marine-based product (even if it's identical to it's land-based brother
3. Neither of the above means that dealers get better margins than selling tellys.

Re odd low prices - there will always be some pre-increase stock available here and there. Just depends on dealer policy whether they keep it at old price and only increase with new stock or increase at same time as manufacturer regardless. Nothing dodgy or illegal either way.
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An ICOM?
Yep an Icom M31 with full warranty.
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Yen rate affects a number of manufacturers too.

Raymarine - Euro
Furuno - Yen
Navico - dollar/euro
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