I got the radio because my sister would of gladly forked over $100 plus to a "friend" of hers that said it would cost about $115. I thought that was a bit much and so I turned to ebay. All she had said was a weather band radio so I put that into the search and came up with a selection of weather band radios. I got it for 16.95 plus free shipping. Can't do any better than that. She is very pleased. Bill.