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[TowerTalk] cross country twr purchase

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Subject: [TowerTalk] cross country twr purchase
From: (Leikhim, Joe)
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 14:12:39 -0400
Bill; When I was seeking my tower ( I am in FL), it seemed like the only 
towers available were in California or New York. You might check some 
back issues of the yellow sheets to see if someone in your area still 
has one for sale. Given the expenses you have cited, I would be 
concerned that your used purchase will approach the cost (within $1000) 
of the new tower. You have to factor in contingincies for new pulleys, 
cables, bolts, foundation "J" bolts, corrosion mitigation, and other 
mechanicals which may have deteriorated. How old did the seller say the 
tower was??

Bill Turner wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Jul 1997 08:27:26 -0700, (Frank T.
> Brady) wrote:
> <snip>
> >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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