Is it a non-US VX-3E or a domestic VX-3R? IOW, does it happen to be one of those grey market ones from Hong Kong? Just asking because the cheapest I've seen VX-3R (US-market one, e.g. the one with the warranty and right default repeater offsets) is the one from HRO.
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