President McKinley EU Incoming

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by simonthewizard » 13 Mar 2019, 13:09

delboyonline wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 17:01
dt307 wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 18:40
i can see 2 problems and you nailed the first 1 .....the price
second problem is...... damn its an ugly looking radio
Price is certainly the biggest threat to the success of this radio.

President always seem to ask to much and in the age of very cheap Chinese radios (most of which can outperform president's radios), asking a premium price just won't fly.

Let's be honest, the radio is not worth more than £200(that's being generous to the President name), if they bung it on sale for £199 it would probably attract the attention of a good few operators. However setting a price in line with a second hand Yaesu or ICOM is not going to end up with them flying off the shelves!

I hope (I think) that this will be a really good SSB radio, the US version has been out for nearly 3 years so they should have worked out any problems. The US version of the radio has had some good feedback as well but one main difference is that you can pick up the US version for under £140 equivalent.... The UK price could easily be TWICE that 🤔
And according to papers released today an extra 10% or so added to it would come from EU country to non EU (electronics and transmission devices)

£200 Remember all work carried out in EU with EU staff that ain’t cheap (check French salaries for engineers) So it’ll be around a long time to earn back it’s investment.

Difference is this: Chinese Radios split CRT, Avanti, KPO, Maas, Acquerio, Kenwood (Fake) Comtex and others so cost split multiple times as many as 10 times

President is split 1 way but everyone knows it.

USA Version is as you know completely different except front case, sides and back.

The radio isn’t specific to UK as I’m sure you know nobody has ordered anything in UK yet where as over 5000 are ordered in Germany, Poland, France, Spain and all around (source internet) so guess wont be quickly in UK and as you correctly say it’ll be over £200 plus add whatever tax is added if no deal Brexit.

But most important of all will it work well? And the answer is absolutely who knows as Grant II initial life was poor with weird noises etc and fake mike key syndrome

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by Crusader » 13 Mar 2019, 19:49

Buick Mackane wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 21:14
£300 for that ? looks like something from a clapped out taxi :lol:

:lol: Exactly what i was thinking pal "10 to base,come in base" ;)

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by Buick Mackane » 13 Mar 2019, 20:21

Crusader wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 19:49
Buick Mackane wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 21:14
£300 for that ? looks like something from a clapped out taxi :lol:

:lol: Exactly what i was thinking pal "10 to base,come in base" ;)
Pick up big maureen from the nags head, And make sure she doesn't p1ss the back seat again, And be quick, Iv'e another 33 hires waiting, We need to claw back the price of that president mckinley
Real men DX on 20m using dipoles made of cheap speaker wire ;)

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by 108EH002 » 15 Mar 2019, 15:59

If its sh1te like the first G2/L2's (bought them) and you need to buy the slightly better crap V2/3/4........ = Then its taxi for President ;)
You can talk worldwide on CB = not 10 - 15 miles,
Some are too far up their own @rse to admit it,
Many freebanders know otherwise eh = test free.

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