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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.

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.

Used Tecsun PL-880 only $119.95 at Universal Radio

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!

Holiday Deals: Eton Traveller III at HRO

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We’ve been posting holiday deals since before Thanksgiving. HRO seems to be extending some of their special pricing through December 12, 2016.

The Eton Traveller III

The Eton Traveller III

I did notice that, among other discounts, HRO has the Eton Traveller III for $49.95. Not a bad price for a great little portable!

Check out their full sale by clicking here.

A “New” Tecsun PL-310ET $26.54 shipped

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While browsing Amazon.com this morning, I noted a bargain price for what is described as a new Tecsun PL-310ET: $26.54 including shipping.

This is a great price, but there are a couple of red flags worth noting and that made me a little hesitant to post:

  • This item ships from Spain, so it’ll likely come via the postal service and may take several weeks to arrive if you live outside of the EU
  • More importantly, the seller has no history with Amazon–their status indicates “just launched”
  • The photo is of the Tecsun PL-310ET, but the item description states PL-310 (non-ETM version--thanks for noting, Joe!) I would ask the seller to clarify this prior to purchasing

If you’re willing to take a gamble, this might be a good deal. I assume Amazon would stand behind you–still, “Caveat emptor!”

Click here to view on Amazon.com.

Note that the standard pricing of the PL-310ET is only about $40-45 shipped either via Amazon or via eBay. A great bargain for a great little receiver.