Regular SWLing Post readers know that I’m a big fan of the, now discontinued, Sony ICF-SW7600GR shortwave portable. Recently, I even wrote a post about finding some of the remaining units online.
This morning, I noticed that Amazon.com has some “Used – Like New” ‘7600GRs available via the seller Blinq for $113.39 shipped. At first, I didn’t notice the deal because it’s buried in the page: simply go to the Amazon product page, scroll down and click on “Used & new from $113.39 & FREE shipping” on the right side of the page. There, you’ll see the current offerings, if still available:
Since this offering is available via Blinq, I then searched the Blinq.com website and found the same deal:
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 with confidence.
Each time a ‘7600GR deal pops up, I’m very tempted to bite the bullet. I have two working units already though–“Coals to Newcastle” as they say!
I bet two of those radios are ones I returned last year. I bought one from Amazon in Dec of 2015, only to find the FM was not working properly – stations were coming in off frequency. The local 95.7 station was coming in on 95.4, if I remember. I returned it for another, which had the exact same problem.
I was very disappointed, as I really wanted to add one of these Radios to my collection – but not a defective one!
I bought one the last time that Bling had a special. The radio is in excellent condition. It is a radio that I have had a lot of fun with. It has amazing performance for a portable. It has a little heft to it, which in my mind gives it a solid feel, and it operates with a solid high-quality feel. If I didn’t already own one, I’d go for it now.
Does it have a BFO? and recieve cw/ssb
I prefer the sony iscf sw7600G best cuality made