Just read that the last batch of Yeasu FT-818ND‘s has been sent to distributors here in the US and UK. Pricing seems to vary among the popular companies like HRO, DXEngineering and GigaParts. As of today, it seems R&L is selling the transceiver for the lowest price.
Unless you feel you need a factory warranty, I see no need to rush to grab an FT-818ND since there are used rigs for sale on sites like QTH.com, eHam.net and eBay.
I don’t keep up with Yaesu products, does anyone know what Yaesu’s QRP replacement plans are?