Confessions of an eBay Addict

With all due respect to the original artist, Sarah Andersen

radios

I hate eBay the same way a drug addict hates his pusher. Every time you think you’ve kicked the habit, another temptation makes its way to your search list. Before you know it, another box is showing up at the office, and another radio finds its way to the collection.

I suppose there are worse habits , like a heroin addiction, or being a serial killer or something, so I guess I should count my blessings. Still, one has to set limits on these sorts of things before they get out of control. In my case, I usually leave that whole “limits” thing up to my credit card company. So far, they’ve been pretty understanding.

Recently, my addiction has taken me into uncharted territory: the portable. The EX5MkII has reminded me how much fun a portable radio could be, and its opened up a whole new world of radio hoarding.

Just what I needed.

Case in point: The Panasonic rf-1115.

1115

While looking up the new Sony, I happened to stumble across a blog that said the rf-1115 out performed it on the AM broadcast band, and then went on to say that it was about 85% as good as the venerable rf-2200, the holy grail of portable broadcast band receivers.  Well, needless to say I immediately went on the hunt for one, and wouldn’t you know it? One just happened to jump into my eBay shopping cart, with delivery expected for sometime Monday afternoon.

See? I told you I had a problem.

My watch list is now full of portables that I’m itching to put through their paces, but I’m always on the lookout for others that need a home as well. The good news is that they’re usually cheaper than the big comm receivers in the radio room, which means I can buy more without running into those “limits” I mentioned earlier. The bad news is that I’ll go broke putting batteries into all of them.

#RadioLifeProblems

Author: Timbo

Just another guy exposed to too a lethal dose of bank account draining RF at a tender age.

1 thought on “Confessions of an eBay Addict”

  1. Found you via your plug on The Mighty KBC, 9925KHz.

    Looking forward to more reviews.

    All the best,

    Steve
    Central, South Carolina, USA

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