Used Value Of Previous Flex 6500 And Flex 6700 Models

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One thing for sure if the 6400 has the retail value that is posted on the website my 6500 is now virtually worthless on the used market,
the 6500 was 4200 new and if the retail is what is shown  for the 6400 and has two receivers then the 6500 wont have much resale value. I was afraid the flexes would de-value the same as computers.

What do others think?

Jerry, WA9UKB 
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Jerry WA9UKB

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When you buy a 2017 auto, you know there will be a 2018. It's what the Japanese call Kaizen, "continuous improvement". What is the obsession that emerges to buy the newest radio, when last week your 6500 was adequate? I have yet to operate in any manner where the 6500 did not meet my needs. The "added dynamic range" is virtually unusable in most situations where the local man made QRM has higher than desired noise levels. And realistically, you probably won't see these new radios before years end, if we are that lucky. At some point you have to realize that we are obsessed with measured specs that can't be realized.
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Michael Coslo

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That was a serious load of insight. I can't improve upon it, but can offer the one example in which I ran neck and neck in a contest with two K3's while using a 756 Pro 3 myself. If specs won the day, I would have lost big time,

And I'm pretty sure I would have beat them with my "lowly" 6300. We want good radios, but specification lust is much better at winning weenie waving arguments than contests.
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I think that we are in the Moore's Law stage of SDR's . They are going to keep improving, just like computers did in the early days of the PC. Meanwhile, there are happy users of all of the earlier Flex radios, and I suspect I'll be happy for at least a few years yet.
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Jerry WA9UKB

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I cannot use it the majority of the time due to Utility Power Line Noise anyway, I know about devalued progression thru time but a sudden drop? Should have sold it before Feb, Most knob radios devalue but unlike Computers, so I see my Flex in the same category as computer devaluations.

Just my opinion only, all others make up your own mind.
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Rick Hadley - W0FG

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The 6500 I bought in late 2014 replaced my last 'new' radio, an FT-757gtxII I bought in 1987. Even if I live long enough, I'm pretty sure the 6500 will last me past the point I care about new technology...