UPDATE: Ooops! Appears this was a pricing error on the part of the seller. They have cancelled orders that were placed.
I just discovered this excellent deal for a new Grundig S450DLX on Amazon.com from the Japan-based seller, SayakaDOU7.
Go to this page on Amazon.com, under the “Other Sellers on Amazon” click on the 4 new from $17.13. There you can select the offer for $17.13 if it’s still available.
If you’re interested, you’d better grab this deal quickly–I have no idea how many the seller has available! Please comment if you snagged one!
Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mike, who notes that the Grundig S450DLX is now $60.11 shipped from Amazon.com.
I’ve never reviewed the S450DLX, but I have used one for several days. Shortwave reception is average (perhaps, at best) but this portable radio certainly produces robust audio from its large internal speaker. AM (Medium Wave) and FM reception are quite good–at least on par with other radios in its price class.
Blinq.com still has the Grundig S450DLX for a mere $34.19 US shipped. That’s a superb price. Blinq.com describes these units as “Used – Very Good – Item fully functional – May show minor wear (scratches, etc) – May come repackaged.”
I’m very tempted to snag one at this price, even though I don’t really need it. Perhaps I’ll purchase one as a gift?
For what it’s worth, Amazon.com has new units for $59.00 shipped.
I just noticed that Blinq.com has the Grundig S450DLX on sale for $34.19 shipped. These units are described as used/open box and may show minor wear and/or come repackaged. I believe you can buy from Blinq with confidence; I once had to return a product and found that Blinq made the process hassle-free.
You can purchase directly from Blinq or via Amazon.com (click on “Other Sellers” new and used).
Universal Radio has started a special deal-of-the-week on their home page. They’re featuring the Grundig S450DLX as their first deal.
At $88.77 US and including the book, “Discover DXing,” this is an excellent gift idea (indeed, we featured this radio in our 2011 gift guide).
I also just received the following news from Universal Radio:
[We’re] pleased to report that our new 2012 print catalog should arrive tomorrow night.
It is our largest print catalog ever, at 132 pages.
We have also (for the first time) made it available as a download (by-chapter) at:
Universal Radio’s catalogs are the only catalogs I keep archives of. They’re great for referencing current production radios and accessories, and later can serve as a resource when researching used prices (another excellent tool is their sold/used item index).
Plus, I always love their cover design.