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Eton Traveler III: $34 shipped on Blinq

The Eton Traveler III

The Eton Traveler III

I just discovered and ordered an Eton Traveler III on Blinq.com for $34.19. It’s listed as “Used – Very Good” condition–most likely an open box item.

It appears Blinq only has one more left in stock–though I imagine more will sporadically appear in the future. While I have received a dud radio from Blinq once (a 450DLX), their return process is so effortless and efficient, I personally don’t mind taking my chances.

Click here to snag this deal on Blinq.com.

Update: I also noticed that Blinq is selling the Traveler III on Amazon.com with the same conditions: click here to open the product page, then click on “used and new” under the “Other Sellers on Amazon” sidebar.

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Grundig G5 via Blinq: Might want to pass…

G5While many SWLing Post readers have reported positively about their experience with the online discount retailer Blinq.com, several buyers have not been happy with the used/open box Grundig G5 units Blinq is selling for $45 US each.

Mike (K8RAT) noted that his G5’s “audio distorts when volume greater than 10 on the numerical read-out […] higher level sends the audio into oscillation.” Another buyer noted his G5 was nearly deaf on AM.

If you order a G5 from the Blinq, check out the radio thoroughly before tucking it away on a shelf somewhere. Or, better yet, just pass on this particular deal.

Fortunately, I’ve only received excellent reports of Blinq’s customer service. They’ve happily refunded consumers money for defective products in a timely fashion.

On a side note, I can only report negatively about the retailer 1Sale.com.  I’ve been trying for six weeks to receive a refund on a defective (non radio) item I purchased. I’ve still haven’t received a response from customer service. I’m sending my 6th request today;  I’ll never purchase from 1Sale.com again.

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