The pesky Social Media Ad’s for the Baofeng UV-5R for $2.99 + Tax Total $3.24

I was searching for a battery for mine as it went flat after many many years of abuse.

Social media tracking algorithms actively targeted me with Baofeng ads. Every other post i scrolled past seemed to promote the offer of getting a Baofeng UV-5R for just $2.99.

Initially, I suspected it was clickbait or a scam. However, I took action, Using a old android burner phone that i use to install these shady apps on without risking to much of my my personal data. I downloaded the app, the total cost came to $3.24 after tax. Then, I patiently waited for the delivery, which surprisingly only took about 8 days to arrive from China to my doorstep.

Baofeng UV-5R 2.99 Temu
Tracking Log

Unboxing Video (Looks to have Been Opened Enroute)

Old Radio Was Purchased December 2012

Wight Of The Old #BaoFeng and New Baofeng Radios. 2 Grams Difference.

Aug 9th 2023 TEMU is at it Again.. Blasting this everywhere!

This time I Shared The Advertisement. (YMMV)

This time was a $15.00 Min Order so I searched some items i had in the jungle store shopping list that i was going to buy sooner or later.

Got me for 17.03!!! Lets See if it arrives.
Aug 9th 2023 A 3rd One Same Shyared Advert But a Different Promo Was Generated? Buy 5 Items and 2 are free. The Baofeng and Amp Was Free Order Total was $16.84 In Other Items.

Both Order Have Shipped Should Arrive The Same Day.

Order Arrived 08-17-2023
Unboxing Video

Here they are one has a Green Label one has a White Label??

Here are all 4 of them top left is From 2012

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Last Updated on August 17, 2023 by Steven Rhine