eBay: Bargain basement prices on the Degen DE1103 DSP version

UPDATE–Caveat emptor:

I can no longer link to this deal. Several readers have noted the seller has no history nor feedback.

Additionally, Joe notes that “The same seller is offering the Tecsun PL-660 for $39.99 and the Tecsun PL-360 for $17.47, among other extraordinarily low-priced items.”

Thanks guys–I’m sorry, but that’s just too good to be true. I’ve removed the eBay links below.

To be clear: eBay provides a money back guarantee for buyers in instances like this, but it would be an extra hassle, for sure. I just feel these prices are too good to be true.

Here’s the original post:

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dave Zantow (N9EWO), who notes:

“I see the sour DSP version of the DE1103 are down to rock bottom prices up on eBay.”

Click here to view on eBay.

Any potential buyers should note: while this DE1103 looks identical to the excellent DE1103/KA1103 receiver produced through 2014, the DE1103 DSP model leaves much to be desired. Check out my review from 2015.

Still, for $22.56 US shipped, it would make for a great FM radio if nothing else.

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17 thoughts on “eBay: Bargain basement prices on the Degen DE1103 DSP version

  1. Doug

    Correction. The seller is evidently still on eBay, but has no items for sale at the moment after having dozens yesterday. Kinda weird.

  2. Doug

    Well, it’s embarrassing to admit but I purchased the DE1103 and Tecsun PL660 from the bargain ad guy. Sure enough, later in the day the seller has disappeared from eBay. My items are showing as shipped, but the links to them only lead to a blank page. Luckily I used PayPal pay after delivery because I realized the risk, so I shouldn’t be out of any actual money, but there is the hassle of filing and waiting.

    1. Thomas Post author

      You’re not the only one who jumped on this–not embarrassing at all. If I were in the country now, I would have too! You’ll be taken care of by both eBay and PayPal. As you say, it’s just the hassle of waiting. In the end, they’re actually scamming eBay and PayPal.

      1. Doug

        Since I’m still not sure how this is going to turn out, I’ll report any new developments with my two transactions here.
        For now there are a couple. I have the seller’s email address so if it’s legit I do have a way to contact him. And yesterday he got a positive feedback, however when you click the View Item link it says ‘Item no longer available’.
        Because eBay hasn’t kicked him off and PayPal hasn’t yet cancelled the transactions I’m still slightly optimistic.

  3. Paul Rawdon

    Interesting that the seller is based in India and the goods are being shipped from Hon Kong.

    A Google search shows that adidevherbals17 is linked to a skin care company based in India http://adidevherbals.com/ They also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/adidevherbalspvtltd/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf and the link the eBay ID links to is a virtual department store.

    I’ve sent a message via Facebook asking if there is a connection between the two

    1. Vince

      That should also raise red flags. If you continue to follow these things, you’ll see that some appear to be in the US, but elsewhere in the ad you can see it’s not the case.

    2. Paul Rawdon

      Further to the above, I’ve heard back from the person on Face Book and they have indicated that 1) It was not their listing and 2) They don’t use eBay to sell products.

  4. Vince

    While eBay will refund your money, it’s still annoying. This kind of listing has become more common in the past few months. I tried for a Baofeng HT, and sure enough, it was not for real.

  5. Joe

    There is an eBay seller who is offering the Kaito version of this radio, the KA-1103, for a slightly higher but still relatively low price, $20.50 plus shipping. I’ll let readers search on their own if they’re interested. This seller has over 7000 feedback comments, 99% positive, at this writing.

  6. Joe

    The same seller is offering the Tecsun PL-660 for $39.99 and the Tecsun PL-360 for $17.47, among other extraordinarily low-priced items.

    1. Guy Atkins

      I noticed that too regarding the Tecsun pricing. Amazon is rampant with “too good to be true” pricing from zero-feedback sellers also.

  7. Thomas Post author

    Thanks for noting the lack of seller history/feedback. I normally check this before posting an item here. I’ve update the post with a “caveat emptor” clause. Could be legitimate, but it would be frustrating to be forced to exercise eBay’s buyer guarantee.

    Thanks for pointing this out!


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