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 Post subject: Now This is Salesmanship
PostPosted: Mar Thu 01, 2018 4:06 am 
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Check out this ad. It lists for sale a Hammarlund HQ-129 and an early Hallicrafters (SX-9?). The Buy-It-Now price is $1,000, and here's what the seller says:

Local pickup. You get whats pictured and some more not shown. I don't have time for questions. I was told equipment used to work. I don;t know how to test.

Isn't it a little strange that he doesn't have time for questions like: what exactly am I bidding on? Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't even equipment that is unrepairable today used to work at one time?

The seller is about two hours from me and the sale is local-pickup only. I love the old boatanchors, but I'll be damned if I respond to that type of ad.



https://www.ebay.com/itm/HALLICRAFTERS- ... Sw8xNalOMn


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 Post subject: Re: Now This is Salesmanship
PostPosted: Mar Thu 01, 2018 4:18 am 
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I hope he has the money already spent, it is a sure thing it will sell quick....not...WA7OPY


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 Post subject: Re: Now This is Salesmanship
PostPosted: Mar Thu 01, 2018 10:08 am 
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Doubt that he's a radio guy; probably something he picked up at an estate sale, and is trying to flip. He probably wouldn't even know how to turn it on.

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 Post subject: Re: Now This is Salesmanship
PostPosted: Mar Thu 01, 2018 3:52 pm 
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At our annual auction/convention , one would be lucky to get $100 for those.
At the Ham club one could not even give those away for free


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 Post subject: Re: Now This is Salesmanship
PostPosted: Mar Fri 02, 2018 4:47 am 
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At our annual auction/convention , one would be lucky to get $100 for those.
At the Ham club one could not even give those away for free


Yes, the asking price is, shall we say, a bit optimistic.

The HQ-129 is a great receiver, but they're pretty common, so I can't see this one selling for much., especially with the cosmetic issues on the front panel. The early Hallicrafters is a different story. They're not common, but I haven't seen enough to know what the market value is. If it was all there and in good shape, I'd probably go $100 or more. I sure wouldn't pay anything for one based on just that one picture.


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 Post subject: Re: Now This is Salesmanship
PostPosted: Mar Sun 04, 2018 1:46 am 
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Last week at our local auction we had 75 ham radio pieces like the topic mentioned, Hammarlund, Heithkit, Hallicrafters and other brands. They sold for $20.00 to $60.00, no money there. A guy called the auction and wanted to bring 30 pieces of ham radio gear to sell this week. he also was from NJ. The manager told him no way. Case of ya live and learn.


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