Yes, even TT realizes it pays to sell them separately!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve N4LQ" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 7:33 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Filter weasels
> It's like this. TenTec (factory) removes all optional filters from their
> used radios and sells the rig for X amount. That sets the base price for
> rig. Anyone advertising their rig for more than what the factory wants
> (filters or no filters) would be hard pressed to get their money.
> weasely thing to do is remove them and sell them separately.
> Weaslism is contagious.
> Steve N4LQ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Carter Grabarczyk" <email@example.com>
> To: "Paul - W8KC" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 7:22 AM
> Subject: [TenTec] Filters
> > Paul,
> > I am a bit confused by your statement below and maybe you can elaborate
> > bit....
> > You said:
> >> Each of the three optional crystal filters easily sells for about $65
> >> alone and a lot of weasels remove them from the rig to sell
> >> separately.
> > By my calculator, it is "easily" $195 just for the three filters.
> > I've never sold a TenTec of any kind, with or without the filters, but
> > your statement above puzzles me. I am not sure why you call the person a
> > "weasel" for separating out the filters. If the radio you were referring
> > to is at the $250 end of the range you were talking about, are you
> > they should offer it as a package and sell it for $250 + $195= $445?
> > The thought comes to mind that someone may not want to pay that much for
> > radio that is worth only $250, filters or not. Or, they may already have
> > some or all of the filters.
> > Or, are you implying the seller should just include almost $200 of
> > as a "gift" because the radio was found with the filters in it?
> > I own an Omni 6+ loaded with filters. If I sell it to buy an Orion, do I
> > raise the price of the radio way up to cover the cost of the filters,
> > them for free as a "gift" or risk being thought a "weasel" for offering
> > them separately?
> > Sorry to call you on this, but I am not sure what you are suggesting or
> > why the seller would be a weasel for offering the filters separately.
> > 73,
> > Carter
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