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[TowerTalk] cross country twr purchase

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Subject: [TowerTalk] cross country twr purchase
From: (Bill Turner)
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 02:08:14 GMT
On Sun, 13 Jul 1997 08:27:26 -0700, (Frank T.
Brady) wrote:

>I'm hoping to benefit once again from the eons of experience on the reflector.
>I've found a HDX-572 tower I want to purchase.  Unfortunately, it is in
>Tampa FL and I am in So California.  The seller strongly suggests that I fly
>to Tampa to make the purchase and oversee loading the tower on a commercial
>or personal truck.
>The tower is going for $2750 and the cost for transporting it is about $2350
>whether I have it done by a commercial carrier or drive it back myself in a
>rented 25ft truck (the gasoline alone would run between $600 and $700). 
There is a way you could save some money on the transportation if time
is not of the essence and you're feeling a little adventurous:  Fly to
Florida, buy a good used truck, bring the tower back and sell the
truck.  If you know how to dicker, you'll probably get your money back
even-steven and if not, any loss you take will probably be a heck of a
lot less than $2350.  Good luck.

73, Bill W7TI

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