Still I reckon that the UK price of the ICOM IC7300 is too high.
With a simple SDR architecture I believe the price should be some way below £1000, but the dealers will keep prices high if buyers are prepared to buy at the high price. What I am saying is the price is what it is because some in our community want this rig and are prepared to pay. I like the IC7300 at a fair price.
Dealers are not greedy, just following the rules of the marketing jungle. It is only because some are prepared to buy at a high price that the dealers charge this price. All dealers will plead poverty and say their hands are tied by the Dollar prices and exchange rates.
Charge a fair price (dealers make a fair and reasonable profit) and the IC7300 will continue to sell well. At some point this year there will be an ICOM-Yaesu price war between the IC7300 and the FT991 . ICOM is better placed to win. In the meantime, I shall wait and I hope others will do too.
As I have said many times, the IC7300 is a nice radio at the right price.
The reviews of the IC7300 should make interesting reading.
See http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/12742 .