IMO its quality over price. I have two 'fengs but purely as backups...never really used them aside from programming them.I own multiple Baeofengs and every Yaesu and Icom I own kicks the crap out of them. I'd MUCH rather have this Yaesu than the Baeofeng.
The Yaesu is a bargain at that price because it's a "real radio". Not to mention it's much easier to use and program.
I never really understand this point. I've had zero problems programming my Baofengs, and CHIRP is free. Yaesu has a lot of different proprietary cables (that aren't exactly cheap) for their many models, they charge for their software, etc.Not to mention it's much easier to use and program.
Not a great comparison to make your point. The Volt is an unmitigated piece of _____. Perhaps could compare it to an EZ-GO which is a quality product.…. Just like the Chevy Volts used in government fleets aren't the same product as Corvettes, even though they both have four wheels and move occupants.....