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This is the place to discuss any general CB radio related topics. Getting started, installations, operation etc.
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JB wrote: ↑
22 Aug 2018, 11:34
What was the cost of a brand new 148 back in 1981-82. Prices quoted on air were never below £250 in my area of West Yorkshire, which made my £140 Tristar 777 look cheap. I always thought 148s would be a nice little earner for anyone in the forces who could fly them in from overseas but I presume the bulk of them came in lorries with frozen beef or legit imports like the stealth models.
From memory they were £150 round here. That was a -13- version with nothing done to it. To add UK channel block, splits & the bleep switched was £30 back then!
Good old inflation huh.
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The 148's were considered the dogs danglies back in the early 80's. In fact they held their own until the 2830's and Lincoln's came out and even then still commanded a good price second hand.
Price brand new? I guess it was supply and demand. It was a premium radio back in the day so will have sold new at a premium price. No doubt the risk factor of getting caught with a shipment would have bumped up the price a bit too.
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In Germany no Cobra 148GTL-DX were sold. Only Superstar 360FM, imported by President Belgium.