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Amazon Prime Day deals: Our picks

My personal pick is the Tivoli Model One which goes on sale at 3:15 PM EDT today.

Today is Amazon’s “Prime Day” summer sale.

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you might follow some of the deals that are being posted. This morning, I spent a little time picking out my favorites from all upcoming deals; ones that might interest SWLing Post readers.

I did not see a single shortwave portable in the upcoming deals, but there are other radios. Note that Prime Day pricing is only available while the deal is active or unless it sells out. Until an upcoming deals is officially posted, the sales price cannot be viewed, you’ll simply need to note the product url and return when it’s activated.

I’ve posted links to upcoming deals and current (pre-sale) pricing. I’ve also noted when these items go on sale today. I saw nothing that I personally plan to jump on. If I didn’t already have a Tivoli Model One, I would follow it closely.

Our Deal Picks

BaoFeng UV-82HP (CAMO)

This unit is currently priced at $62.89 US.

The Prime Day sale will discount this price further starting at 11:00 EDT today.

UPDATE: Prime Day sale price is $44.95.

Click here to go to this product page.

BaoFeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen)

This unit is currently priced at $62.89 US.

The Prime Day sale will discount this price further starting at 11:00 EDT today.

UPDATE: Prime Day sale price is $44.95.

Click here to go to this product page.

Tivoli Audio Model One M1CLA

 

This unit is currently priced at $99.00 US.

In my opinion, this is the Tivoli Model One is the deal to watch.  I’ve owned the Tivoli Model One–it has excellent audio fidelity, smooth analog tuning, excellent FM and AM reception and overall brilliant build quality. It’s worth every bit of $99, so if Amazon discounts it further, it’ll certainly be a good deal.

The Prime Day sale will discount this price further starting at 3:15 PM EDT today.

Click here to go to this product page.

TIVDIO V-112 Portable Digital Tuning AM / FM Stereo Radio

This unit is currently priced at $23.99 US. I have no clue if this AM/FM portable has any good performance characteristics.  I encourage you to read the reviews prior to purchasing.

The Prime Day sale will discount this price further starting at 4:35 PM EDT today.

Click here to go to this product page.

Trustin Portable Rechargeable 8GB Digital Audio Voice Recorder

This unit is currently priced at $39.99 US. Again, I have no idea if this is a quality recorder or not, but it receives a four star review from Amazon customers (take those with a grain of salt as well). Still, it has line-in recording and could be an inexpensive way to record radio in the field. It appears the line-in jack is the standard 1/8″ variety.

The Prime Day sale will discount this price further starting at 8:00 PM EDT today.

Click here to go to this product page.

Feel free to post other relevant deals in the comments section of this post. Again, these prices are only available during the sale window and while supplies last.

Tom reviews the Tivdio V-115

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Tom Stiles, who notes that he’s recently posted a video review of the Tivdio V-115 on his YouTube channel. He added that the V-115 is an, “amazing little shortwave radio with many functions including MP3 recording.”

Check out Tom’s review via the embedded player or YouTube link below.

Click here to view on YouTube.

Many thanks, Tom, for sharing your review!

Funny story…

After watching most of Tom’s video this morning while packing for YAT (Yet Another Trip–!) I thought purchasing a V-115 from Amazon might make a lot of sense. Frankly, it would be handy to have a portable that does even a mediocre job of recording shortwave to MP3 files.

I did a quick search on Amazon only to discover, in the search results, that the quickest I could receive the V-115 was next Wednesday. I considered shipping it to my hotel.

Once I opened the product link for the V-115, I saw the following message from Amazon:

I thought, “What?!?  I don’t remember this purchase…!”

A bit confused, I opened the large container that holds all of the portables I use for review benchmarks. It was the only place this radio could be hiding. Inside, I discovered an unopened box containing an Audiomax SRW-710S–looking in my Amazon order history, I confirmed that the Tivdio V-115 is also badged as the Audiomax 710-S and Amazon linked the two.

Then, my memory kicked in! I purchased the SRW-710S for review, but pushed it to the backburner. Then in December 2016, SWLing Post contributor, Troy Riedel, submitted a full review of the SRW-710S.

Click here to read Troy’s review.

After Troy’s review, I sat the 710S aside and, frankly, forgot I had even purchased it (after all, quite a few radios come into and go out of my shack!).

I’ll pack the 710S and test its recording capabilities on the road this week.

Tom seems to have been favorably impressed with the Tivdio V-115–perhaps the Tivdio version has had some performance tweaks?

Post readers: Anyone else have a version of this radio?  What are your impressions?  Please comment!

On Sale: Executive Editions of Satellit and Traveler III

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Troy Riedel, who writes:

“This [Executive series] sale has been going on since 18 March (and Amazon now lists that it will end in “5 days”):”

Many thanks for the tip, Troy!

Those are both great prices: the Traveler for $47.04 and the Satellit for $156.69 shipped.

Timing is great as I’ve had a number of readers ask about purchasing the Satellit lately.

Click here to view the Eton Traveler III Executive on Amazon.

Click here to view the Eton Satellit on Amazon.

Sony ICF-SW7600GR: New and open box units on sale via Blinq

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.