Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rich Kuzma, who writes:
I’m a long time reader, and wanted to share this amazing deal I just stumbled across and maybe you would like to pass down to your readers.
Cabela’s is a national chain and I’ve never seen a price this low on the Skywave. I’m also not sure how long the sale or stock will last.
Click here to view this deal at Cabelas.
Thanks again for all the great work on your blog!
Thank you for for sharing this deal, Rich, and thank you for the kind comments!
This is the best deal I’ve ever seen on the CC Skywave, too.
Regular SWLing Post readers know the Skywave is one of my favorite travel radios.
Note that Cabelas does typically charge $10.95 for shipping. If you purchase more than $99 of gear, shipping is free. If you have a Cabelas store near you, the Skywave can be shipped for free for pickup.
SWLing Post readers know that I’m a big fan of the, now discontinued, Sony ICF-SW7600GR shortwave portable. I try to post ‘7600GR deals when I find them and they’re beginning to become more scarce as retailer inventory depletes.
This weekend, I found another deal via Blinq/Amazon.
They have a number of new ICF-SW7600GRs for $138.39 and about 3 (at time of posting) listed as “Open Box” for $108.39.
Click here to view on Amazon.
Click here to view on Blinq.com.
I’ve bought a number of items via Blinq (directly and through Amazon) in the past and found that the retailer is not only reliable but has a very generous return policy if you’re not satisfied. You can buy from them directly or through Amazon with confidence.
Only last week a reader had asked me about a good analog shortwave receiver for her grandfather. Among a few other receivers (including the Sony ICF-SW11) I had recommended the original Sony ICF-7600 with the caveat that it’s a little long in the tooth (i.e. vintage), but would likely give him years of enjoyment if in good shape. I’ve only used this analog version of the ‘7600 once, but recall that it seemed quite sensitive.
This morning, I noticed the ‘7600 above–it comes with the original box and is being sold by a Seller with 100% positive feedback. I almost purchased it just to do a mini review, but am currently trying to downsize my collection, not add to it! (I also have a Tecsun S-8800 on the way for review.)
Click here to view on eBay.
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Tom Ally, who writes:
[Grundig/Eton] radios are going back down in price. [This] isn’t the lowest price I have seen for the Grundig Satellit 750, but now is a good time to get this model if you don’t have it as that is not a bad price!
Click here to view on Amazon.
Thanks for the tip, Tom! $296.99 US shipped is indeed a good price. Most retailer list them well into the $300 price range at time of posting.
Post Readers: Do you own the ‘750? Please comment on its performance.
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Walker, who notes that Universal Radio has a used Tecsun PL-880 with box, manual and accessories for $119.95 + shipping. This radio is listed as being in “good” condition.
Universal Radio backs their used equipment with a 60 day limited warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
You’ll need to call Universal Radio (800-431-3939) to purchase items from their used list.
Thanks for the tip, Paul!