I wrote that I lost my VX-170 rubber duck on Black Mount a few weeks back. In the meantime, I’ve been using another haldheld’s antenna. I had a search on eBay and found lots of antennas that should fit for various prices from nearby and China etc. I also found a VX-170 complete for sale with duff battery and RX issues but good as a donor of antennas and other parts for a good price. In the end the VX170 went for more than I valued it at.
Thursday I thought I’d check with Yaesu UK direct. Yes they had them in stock and including P&P only £10.80. I thrust a credit card number at them at around 1130 in the morning and my new replacement antenna was awaiting for when I returned home from work on Friday at 1600. I thought the price was as good as any of the antennas on eBay and best of all, it should actually work!
Under 30 hrs from order to delivery and a better price than the goods on eBay, I think that’s brilliant service and pricing.