How to Get the Best Deal When Buying an Affordable Two-way Radio


Whether you are in one of the many industries that rely on two-radios for their communication needs already or you are looking to transition from cell phones/older radios, you are going to be looking to save some money.

With increased productivity, two-way radios will add to your bottom line in the long run – but saving money on upfront costs can increase your overall savings.

Here are some cost-cutting tips to consider when looking to affordable purchase two-way radios.


Get a deal on the accessories

A fair price on the radios themselves is great, but any retailer willing to include some quality accessories is something to look out for. Items like charging stations and replacement batteries are always going to come in handy — and you’ll be purchasing them later anyway.

Specialty items like headsets and skull microphones are usually not discounted on a piece-by-piece basis, but some shops offer price reductions on these items if you buy your radio as part of a multi-unit package.

Check the service plans

While a slightly lower unit price might seem appealing, if that translates to problems when you need service, then it sure isn’t much of a bargain.

Ideally, the radio dealer won’t charge to have a look at the radio in question and will turnaround the equipment in about a week’s time. Whether or not the retailer repairs radios in-house with trained techs and a large inventory of parts is another important consideration. Some dealers do not have the ability to repair a unit themselves, so have to ship back to the factory. This can mean BIG delays in getting your radio back.

Investigate for trade-in credit

If your business is already using two-way radios, but perhaps the models have grown outdated, then a partial buy back or trade-in credit is something you’re going to want to look into. Discount Two Way Radio has created the nation’s only Cash 4 Clunkers program designed to assist businesses reduce upfront costs and upgrade to excellent new digital radios like the RCA BR200D. As long as it was made in the last ten years, bears all the original accessories and your organization is based in the US or Canada, they are eligible for trade-in credit toward the purchase of new equipment.

Buy the right radio

Depending on your business and its particular needs, you’re going to require certain functions for your radios over others. Weatherproofing might be a must. Or perhaps you require an interoperable radio which meets the P25 standard, like the RCA RPX4500.

Beware of the extra bells and whistles which you will never use, however, because they might cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars for no good reason. Does your two-way radio really need Bluetooth? Probably not. Does it need the ability to text? Again, depending on your company’s needs…not likely. So save money and get only what you need…a two-way radio with clear, reliable communication.

By following these tips you can ensure you are not only getting the right radios for your situation but also the most bang for your buck. If you are in the market for two-way radios, please contact us and let us show you the most cost-effective way to do it.

Top 10 Holiday Shopper Safety Tips



Discount Two-Way Radio would like you to take care and be safe while holiday shopping. That’s why we’re giving you Top 10 Holiday Shopper Safety Tips:

1) Park as close to your destination as possible in a well-lit area and away from large obstructions.
2) Lock your car and be sure to set car alarm or anti-theft device.

3) Take your keys or personal belongings with you at all times. Have these items safely secured in your purse, zipped-up, and close to your body. If you don’t have a purse, keep these items in your front pockets of your pants or inside of your coat.

4) Hide any bags, gift purchases and dash-mounted GPS in your car out of view. Place your items locked in the trunk, cover them with a coat or blanket, slide them under your chair, or drop them off immediately at home.

5) Plan with your children ahead of time what to do if you get separated, such as teaching them to find a police officer, security guard, or a customer service desk. Another plan is to set up a secured meeting spot just in case you get separated from them.

6) Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Look out for any suspicious activities such as pick-pocketing.

7) Never leave your wallet or purse on store counters or in a shopping cart. Keep these items close to you at all times.

8) When eating lunch or relaxing during shopping, don’t hang your bags over the back of a chair or put them on the floor nearby.

9) If paying with cash, only bring as much as you need and never bring out your entire money stash. It is best to count your money discreetly out of sight from others.

10) Most of all, report anything suspicious to the police or mall security!