This is pretty close (within about $25 or so) to what a new in the box one goes for, but still local, no sales tax, no shipping costs and might be able to talk him down.
YAESU VX-7R Radio - $300 (Decatur)
YAESU model VX-7R Radio, purchased approximately 4 months ago, took a ride to Argentina, however - never used, has 2 pre-set channels (AMGA and Grajales - if you're ever in Argentina), will ship at no extra cost.
"Why does the U.S. care which flag will be hoisted on a small piece of land thousands of miles away?" -- Ron Paul
Last edited by DaveInDenver; 06-17-2011 at 11:28 AM.