Topic – 6700 arrived today after an overnight flight from Texas– Awesome customer service from Flex.

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I purchased a new 6300 last year from Flex after talking with Matt a few times.  I have been in contact with Matt over the past few months pondering an upgrade to a 6500.  Matt has been more than understanding, responsive and patient with my floundering around and never pulling the trigger until yesterday.   I recently responded to a couple of QTH ads wanting to purchase a 6300 -  never finalized a deal to sell my 6300.  When Matt heard a potential deal fell thru yesterday he mentioned a trade up program from Flex he could offer me.  After a quick phone call I ordered the 6500.   Shortly after that I changed my mind and went with the 6700.  I have no monetary relationship with Flex other than gladly sending mine their way for the great equipment they engineer.  I look forward to the continued upgrade of Smart SDR software and have no issue with the upgrade price to version 2.   And when the Flex 7000 or 8000 is on the market I will be in line to get one.  The 6000 series has changed the way I operate and has significantly increased the enjoyment of our hobby and speed of obtaining contacts in contesting and DX.   If you have a 6300 or 6500 you purchased new from Flex and are considering an upgrade to a 6500/6700 - you may want to contact Flex and see if their trade up plan works for you rather than selling it out right.       Joe – K4JKB

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N3NER

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Great program as long as the trade-up price is fair market value.
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KF4HR

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Congrats on your 6700 Joe.  I've also been talking to Matt lately.  I ordered a 6700 today, my first Flex.  Really looking forward to it.

Butch
KF4HR
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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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I need to talk to Matt!! When is a good time? :)
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Ernest - W4EG

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That's great Joe that you were able to upgrade to the 6700.

There are NO equal company; as Flex. Their customer service is the best in the industry! I am very happy for you or others that may trade up in the future.
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W7NGA

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Matt - it's my birthday next month and I'll be 65. How about a senior-citizen discount? 
Flex 6300 with ATU, purchased August 2014, perfect condition, and looking for a new shack!

73's .. dan
w7nga@outlook.com
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Burt Fisher

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If they did such a discount, they would go out of business, almost all hams are seniors. They shoud do a youth discount, they are the ones with no money
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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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Great idea.... Now... , 40 is consider youth in ham terms, right?
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N3NER

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Not sure what planet you are on but most seniors are the ones with no money.
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k3Tim

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Whilst running in the JARTS RTTY test the ages of those contacted ranged from 99 to a low of 0.  They start off pretty young in some corners of the globe!  Good to still kickin' at 99 lat alone using an HF set.

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Burt Fisher

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Not sure what planet you are on but most  young people are the ones with no money. Look at this list, people here are buying main rigs, backup rigs, backups to the backups. Some have 2 Flex rigs, amps, huge towers, get real those here are not kids


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I was hoping my jocularity was obvious ... I have had a few unreasonable offers on my Flex 6300 and would love to have a 6500 here on the bench. I always get a chuckle when I read on someone's QRZ page that they will not send QSL cards due to the high cost of postage, and yet, in their photo the shack looks like Ham Radio Outlet!

No, I am not expecting a senior discount. An enticing email/offer however would be greatly appreciated!

Oh yeah ... just for the record - most youngsters I see on the road are driving cars that put my little Prius putt-putt to shame. Perhaps they are not as devoid of funds as one would believe!

W7NGA  dan
San Juan Island, Wa.
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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However...A lot of you people don't have any money BECAUSE they have already blown most of it, and their earnings for the next couple of decades, on fancy cars, boats, houses bought for status rather than living, and other things.

I meet them in pre-marital counseling sessions all the time!

A lot of people I know could benefit from a few Dave Ramsey Financial Peace workshops.

(Sez the guy with a new 6500 and tower.....but at least my tower was purchased used!)
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Tim Hill - KI6LSB

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Hi Ken, could give me your email, I went to QRZ but it is not listed. Thanks 73 Tim - KI6LSB timcbs@yahoo.com
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I'll further Burt's comment, and suggest a non-senior-citizen discount!  Despite the new 6500, I still have a 7 and 9 year to put through college.     
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Burt Fisher

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I thought my daughter was good at getting her license at age 8, but your 7 year old is going to college!
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W7NGA

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Thanks Matt ... the 6500 won out over a new roof this year!
My wife mentioned that my priorities are askew!
My new 6500 should arrive before the weekend ... Yahoo!

W7NGA  dan
San Juan Island, Wa.
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Burt Fisher

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Your priorities are not dissimilar to many hams.