uk trade up flex

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Trade up deal now available in UK? One of the UK dealers has emailed their list this evening with a link to their website and a flex page which says the trade up deal is available through them in the uk - I havnt checked the other main dealers sites yet.  I may ask them again to see what price I might get trading in my 6500. If its a decent price I may consider the upgrade to 6700.

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Simon Lewis

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haha I'll love to see his trade up deals .. !
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I recon it will be like trading in a car. A better price will always be available for a private sale as a dealer has to factor in a profit in any rig that they buy in. Trade-in deals are just more convenient and rarely give the best deal. I cannot for the life of me see why people are jumping to take advantage of these 'deals'.
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Currently here in the UK on the most popular website for selling ham gear used 6300s are going around £1600-£1800 depending on whether they've an ATU or not and 6500s are going for £2800. 
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Let's see what the UK dealer is offering under this deal. When I have looked at the 'retail' prices of used gear in the UK, the prices are so close to a brand-new piece of kit, used is just not worth considering.

BTW, could you please let me have the link of that site as it would be very useful for my bookmarks. My email on QRZ.com is good if you prefer to send it that way. TIA for that.
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I am seriously considering an upgrade to a 6500 for various reasons so made some phone calls today.

It looks like the standard Trade-in price they are offering (6 month old 6300 with no ATU in mint condition) is £1000 (£1200 for the model with ATU). I got the same price from both 'main' dealers. That seems on the low side to me? My usual test is to check completed eBay auctions but I can't find any so what do people think is a reasonable price?

I realise that trade-in is never as good as a private sale but if the price above of £1600 is a typical 'private' sale price, that means the dealers will probably look to sell for more than that, thus making a tidy profit on the sale of the  trade-in and on the new 6500. I don't object to anyone making a reasonable profit and appreciate they will need to provide some warranty, but that seems a bit excessive?

I thought about trying eBay with a £1000 starting price so whatever happens I will either not sell it or get a better price than is being offered by the dealers? I would also be interested to know what the most popular site is as I haven't seen anything on the G3CWI flea-market? 

Phil