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Old 07-16-2004, 10:34 PM
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Don't know if I would do this but I would like to know if there is an option. I want a higher powered radar but don't want to pay the $6K - $8K for it. Are there are places that sometimes have a used unit? Furuno is preferred. There have to be people who want to go from a 6KW unit to a 10KW unit or something like that. Any ideas?
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Old 07-17-2004, 08:20 AM
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Look at eBay........there are regularly some used radar units on there. BUT, be very careful and read what the ad says closely.......and look at % favorable feedback too. I have made some good purchases on there with electronics. If you have the time before the end of an auction, talk to a Furuno repair shop about repair parts and costs you may need for a particular model....will help you understand the total investment you might have. Some of the components are relatively cheap.......others are VERY expensive. As with all such sites, "buyer beware", but you can save some serious bucks too.
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Old 07-17-2004, 02:12 PM
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Thanks, I have looked at Ebay but haven't seen anything worth buying. Usually some entry level units on there but nothing that fits my criteria. In that case, I will keep an eye out. I was hoping to find some contacts for Furuno dealers or service shops that might get some use one in every once in a while.
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Old 07-17-2004, 04:52 PM
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have you emailed furuno themselves?
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Old 07-17-2004, 05:20 PM
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I was told that Furuno sold refurbed units so I called and they said that isn't true.
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Old 07-18-2004, 11:51 AM
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Jags, I have seen used radar systems several times in the back of Boattrader. At least you would be able to look/touch before you mailed your $.
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Old 07-18-2004, 04:41 PM
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I have seen them also. I wil just have to keep an eye out for them and maybe I'll get lucky.
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Old 07-19-2004, 06:39 AM
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I seem to see more of them in the S. Florida trader, mostly with 305 area codes.
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Old 07-19-2004, 07:08 AM
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there are occasionally some very powerful radars on ebay usually 1980's vintage and big crts.
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Old 07-19-2004, 05:53 PM
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I'll keep watching both, thanks!
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