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I'm looking to put together a group buy of the STANDARD HX850S VHF HAND HELD DSC WITH GPS. We're talking separate shipping and maybe getting 10% or 20% off.

I found it at this place for $198.99. And their shipping was inexpensive too.
STANDARD HX850S VHF HAND HELD DSC WITH GPS
(I checked and the Sailnet price is $18 more otherwise I'd get it here of course.)​

If you are interested in this opportunity to get a group discount on a very good handheld that has built-in GPS, please reply with "I'm interested". I'll use the numbers we get to call them
 

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Looking to get a group order together, to negotiate a discount.

Planning on having them shipped to the different locations where we are. 10% off would be about $20.

I'm interested in getting the GPS one. Anyone else?

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HX850S 6 Watt "FLOATING" Handheld VHF with built in GPS

Standard Horizon introduces a whole new level in safely and performance in a marine handheld VHF. The HX850S is the only FLOATING VHF handheld on the market with built in GPS. The HX850S radio is designed for the highest-level boating enthusiast. This advanced FLOATING handheld VHF/GPS includes a 12-channel WAAS GPS receiver allowing the radio to transmit a DSC call with your coordinates, perfect for a ditch bag. Designed to be a work horse, the HX850S includes 6 Watts of transmit power, die cast chassis, ergonomically shaped with rubberized armor for a non-slip grip and heavy duty belt clip.
Advanced features include: Full dot matrix display with Full page Radio with channel names, Radio/Position, Radio/SOG/COG pages, SC-101 DSC Digital Selective Calling including; Position request and Position report, Volume & Squelch indication on display, NMEA output on cradle for connection to your favorite fixed mount GPS, SOS strobe light, NOAA Weather with alert and a speaker microphone jack allowing connection of optional accessories. The HX850S and HX750S are the only FLOATING handhelds on the market supplied with drop in cradle and both 110VAC and 12VDC chargers. The HX850S is backed by an industry leading 3-year waterproof warranty.

Built-in Parallel 12 Channel GPS Receiver
FLOATING - Submersible JIS-7 / IPX7 (3.3 feet for 30 minutes)
6 Watt Transmit power
Full Dot Matrix Display
Ergonomically shaped with Rubber Armor for Non-slip Grip
Large easy to ready LCD with Full dot matrix display (132 x 64 dot)
Possible to select the following three (3) patterns of the LCD
display.
Radio mode
Radio display + Position information
Radio display + navigation display (SOG/COG)​
DSC (SC-101) functions include:
Distress call with position
All ships, Urgency, Safety
Individual call
Position Request
Position Report
Group call​
Volume & Squelch indication on display
NMEA output on cradle of DSC, DSE, GLL, RMC, GSA, GSV and GGA
Channel names on display
Low Battery indication
All USA/International and Canadian Marine Channels
NOAA Weather Channels
SOS Strobe light
Speaker Mic Jack
700mW internal speaker audio
Selectable Power Output 6/5/2/1 Watt
1150 mAh Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
110VAC and 12VDC Chargers included
3 Year Waterproof Warranty
 

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WTH... I'm interested.. if you can get a good price on it.. :)
 

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Bene,

That's a good unit -- I've got one and recommend it highly (but see my post re the "Voluntary Safety Check".)

As far as the price, have you checked with SailNet/Marine.com to see if they would match or do better? MAybe give them a chance?

These were available at the Annapolis Boat Show last fall, discounted for about $175-185, if I recall.

P.S. If you do generate enough interest, I'd be happy to speak with SailNet to see about a better discount. Just let me know.
 

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John -- I'd love to go with Sailnet, even if the price was slightly higher. I'm thinking we can get these for $180 (10% off) or $175 (15% off), if we get a group together.

If Sailnet hits $190 I'm buying immediately and saving the trouble of getting a group together.

Maybe they'd make it a daily special.
 

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I'm very interested... but hey, let's see about a group rate... keeping it below $ 180.
 

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If you're interested in the HX850S... check this POST.
 

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NightOwl...To be clear...we haven't moved away!! We are friends who visit both sites. The second one was necessary to be able to do some things we could not do here.
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While I personally will not buy anything from Sailnet, for reasons I've explained elsewhere...I think it is just rude to advertise for people on this site to buy from another site. How would you like it if someone came into your store and chatted up the customers to band together to get a great deal down the street?
 

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I agree with Sailing Dog... doesn't feel that cool unless you give Sailnet the same opportunity...
 

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I agree. I'd rather buy from Sailnet instead of anywhere else.
 

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I've seen the reviews, this product is a great all purpose / safety item. I know on "HG" I rely on the Icom command system - but there have been times I wished I had something reliable, dunkable anywhere and for a "its crap scenario" - this handheld beats everything. Since the Admins of Sailnet are listening to the threads a bit attentively now... never been a customer, (appreciate the forums) - how about a $149 Sailnet deal on this with shipping less than $10 bucks or free ( Say min 20 inquiries).

Call it the Sailnet Safety stimulus package :)
 

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Jody...you have a distorted idea of the gross profit in marine electronics for the retailer. 10%-15% is the norm. I am positive $149 would be below cost.
You obviously do not watch the commercials for "Name your price" (that star trek guy)..:laugher

BTW a a search on last year(s) version is 139 from the manufacturer. The GPS upgrade is realistically a $10 upgrade.. so the price asking for for group discount is not absurd...
 

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While I personally will not buy anything from Sailnet, for reasons I've explained elsewhere...I think it is just rude to advertise for people on this site to buy from another site. How would you like it if someone came into your store and chatted up the customers to band together to get a great deal down the street?
I think it is just as rude to come into a "store" and say I wouldn't "buy anything from Sailnet."

It's a moral compass thing. Pot calling the kettle black!
 

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Well...at least MY decision has a moral grounding that has been well explained. This thread is about saving a few bucks somewhere else. If you have a problem undersatanding the difference between walking into a store and saying..."what you have done means I will no longer buy anything from you" and "hey guys...I can save you $10 bucks down the block" then it is YOUR compass which has some deviation.
 
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