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 Post subject: Scarce 7" National TV
PostPosted: Jan Tue 23, 2018 5:06 am 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/NATIONAL-TV7-T ... SwgLlaZUtq
One of the harder to find of the classic early 7" TV's. Nice that it's been electronically restored too. The back is an easy one to replicate.


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 Post subject: Re: Scarce 7" National TV
PostPosted: Jan Tue 30, 2018 11:02 am 
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$1,225!? :shock:
It has to be shill bidding. It is a hard to find one, but not rare.


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 Post subject: Re: Scarce 7" National TV
PostPosted: Jan Wed 31, 2018 12:48 am 
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One of the bidders with zero feedback drove it into unrealistic territory.


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 Post subject: Re: Scarce 7" National TV
PostPosted: Jan Wed 31, 2018 12:56 am 
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Being it's working, about $450 would've been a realistic retail value on this one. The metal version is actually more desirable, but still far from the 1K mark - that's working and in excellent condition too.


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 Post subject: Re: Scarce 7" National TV
PostPosted: Jan Wed 31, 2018 2:30 am 
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The least common model is TV-7W with channel 1 or the TV-7 video meter those both command large sums of cash.


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 Post subject: Re: Scarce 7" National TV
PostPosted: Jan Wed 31, 2018 3:30 am 
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And if the winner had been smart enough to snipe, he'd likely have gotten it for under $400.

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 Post subject: Re: Scarce 7" National TV
PostPosted: Jan Wed 31, 2018 1:23 pm 
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Cubdriver wrote:
And if the winner had been smart enough to snipe, he'd likely have gotten it for under $400.

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Well, he wasn't smart enough to just let it go once the price reached unrealistic territory, but then again, maybe he has money to burn.


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 Post subject: Re: Scarce 7" National TV
PostPosted: Jan Wed 31, 2018 2:56 pm 
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Boy that seems high!
I was given one of these sets six weeks or so ago. In need of restoration, with a few missing knobs and some veneer issues. Couldn't test CRT as I don't have the tools.
I sold it here on ARF to a nice guy for $50. I was asking $80. Whatever; I hope he has fun with it. It was given to me for free, so I was happy to pass it along for next to that.


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 Post subject: Re: Scarce 7" National TV
PostPosted: Feb Thu 01, 2018 2:16 am 
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Diverted wrote:
Boy that seems high!
I was given one of these sets six weeks or so ago. In need of restoration, with a few missing knobs and some veneer issues. Couldn't test CRT as I don't have the tools.
I sold it here on ARF to a nice guy for $50. I was asking $80. Whatever; I hope he has fun with it. It was given to me for free, so I was happy to pass it along for next to that.

A friend has one of these wooden National's and it's really not one of my top favorite of the 7" sets. It's a rather boxy large cabinet. The symmetrical dual speaker grill is nice though. I'd sooner take a wooden Automatic Radio 7" model over it. Definately rarer.


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 Post subject: Re: Scarce 7" National TV
PostPosted: Feb Thu 01, 2018 8:32 am 
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I like my restored TV-7W, but that price is insane -- about twice what I'd expect a restored one to sell for.

As with National communications radios, the TV-7W has above-average build quality, with ceramic tube sockets and a gear-driven tuner. Nice as that is, it's not worth a 2x premium, in my book.

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 Post subject: Re: Scarce 7" National TV
PostPosted: Feb Thu 01, 2018 10:07 am 
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On the date and time this national TV-7 was sold how many restored ready to watch ones were available for purchase on the open market ? When was the last time one was available ? Sometimes it's not worth waiting for something that may never come. If a person has the money and is willing to spend it to get what they want that's what its worth.


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