I usually buy my radios stripped down at HRO, and buy the accessories from TexasTowers. The reason being that HRO is local, and I can pick up the large item at the store. I noticed that HRO tries to double-up on the price of the accessories, so I order them by phone from TexasTowers. I have yet to have problems with new equipment, so don't know about mail-order warrenty service from Texas? Last year it was the Yaesu FT-840 complete with computerized automatic antenna tuner for my FourWheel pop-up camper. This year, well, who knows what the wife will let me buy next?