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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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FM/AM/SW 3 Band Portable Radio, HePesTer H-R30 Powerful Signal Radio with AUX Input/Headset Output/Bluetooth/USB Port/TF Card/LED Flashlight (Black)

$9.59 with Prime delivery.

Perfect for Fanome, it has two knobs and is touted as "Warm Gift-The shortwave radio is easy for elderly to use. Abundant and simple functions bring more fun for them in their seniors life."

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WGTG2TS



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Re: The Ultimate Pride Of China Portable Shortwave Radio for $9.59
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2020, 0323 UTC »
I'd lay money down it's DSP. And that could be a mixed bag. I bought a DSP AM/FM headset radio a couple years ago for $10 and it sucked. But we all know DSP can make cheap radios work well, too.... It all depends on the design and QC department of whichever company or factory is making the product.
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Re: The Ultimate Pride Of China Portable Shortwave Radio for $9.59
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2020, 2127 UTC »
I got one, the most amazing thing is it actually works to the degree expected. No dsp seen so far, just analog chips and discretes.
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Re: The Ultimate Pride Of China Portable Shortwave Radio for $9.59
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2020, 1324 UTC »
Why order just one at $9.59, when you can get a pallet of 60 for $264.6 - that's only $4.41 per unit. You could use a new one every day for 2 months and just throw it out when you change your underwear (may not apply to Fansome):

http://www.winningmart.com/goods-43557.html

More intriguing garbage here:

http://www.winningmart.com/category-281-b0.html

This stuff is really designed to feed the pipeline of absolutely rock bottom dollar trash on Amazon. Amazon used to be good but now it's the Dollar Tree of the internet.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2020, 1326 UTC by Beerus Maximus »
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Re: The Ultimate Pride Of China Portable Shortwave Radio for $9.59
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 1345 UTC »
Mine rattles.  The speaker is loose.  And there is a crack in the case.  You canít get a quality $9.59 radio anymore <G>.

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Re: The Ultimate Pride Of China Portable Shortwave Radio for $9.59
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2020, 1418 UTC »
Mine rattles.  The speaker is loose.  And there is a crack in the case.  You canít get a quality $9.59 radio anymore <G>.

The solution is obvious, you buy glue from the "Department of Life" section: http://www.winningmart.com/category-362-b0.html
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Re: The Ultimate Pride Of China Portable Shortwave Radio for $9.59
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2020, 1421 UTC »
I like this shameless rip off of Sony radios, right down to the packaging and the "ICF" nomenclature: http://www.winningmart.com/goods-54083.html
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Re: The Ultimate Pride Of China Portable Shortwave Radio for $9.59
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2020, 1426 UTC »

The solution is obvious, you buy glue from the "Department of Life" section: http://www.winningmart.com/category-362-b0.html

Oooh...blue and red glue...I donít see that in my local box store...

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Re: The Ultimate Pride Of China Portable Shortwave Radio for $9.59
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2020, 1608 UTC »
Only 100,000 radios left. Better act fast to get yours now.


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Re: The Ultimate Pride Of China Portable Shortwave Radio for $9.59
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2020, 2209 UTC »
Iono about getting stuff from China till after the flu goes away.
Them virii are reallllly tiny and a lot of em will fit in a box.
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