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 Post subject: Identify My Four-Track
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 9:30 pm 
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I got this at a garage sale a few weeks back. Makes an excellent display piece.

Anyway I was interested in seeing what the value would be in a machine like this. The serial is low and I can't find the exact model anywhere on the internet.

Hope someone here has knowledge about these.

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 Post subject: Re: Identify My Four-Track
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 10:34 pm 
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I see you already have it on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vista-FXB-66-F ... SwjytaZjx6

Don't plan on retiring real soon, $5 to $10 at a swap meet.

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 Post subject: Re: Identify My Four-Track
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 10:51 pm 
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This should give you an idea. https://www.ebay.com/sch/Reel-to-Reel-T ... 5573.m1684

At $250.00, I definitely don't see it selling any time in the near future. Start it at $9.95 and let the market determine what it's worth.

Vista is not in the same audiophile league as is Ampex, Tascom, Teac, Nakamichi, Revox, or Technics. It's kind of like Sony but really more like in the in league with Sears, Montgomery Ward, and Bell & Howell.

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 Post subject: Re: Identify My Four-Track
PostPosted: Jan Tue 23, 2018 6:47 am 
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GeorgeF75 wrote:
Makes an excellent display piece. I have it for $250 online.
Sorry but not in your wildest dreams will you ever get even close to that price.
easyrider8 wrote:
$5 to $10 at a swap meet.
And that's with the customer there to pick it up and transport it himself. Shipping for something like that is going to be in the neighborhood of $60 or $70.
Indiana Radios wrote:
It's kind of like Sony but really more like a Sears, Montgomery Ward, and Bell & Howell.
Meaning there's a reason it was $5 at the swapmeet:

1. Nobody is going to be paying the shipping 7-8x the actual cost
2. It's not worth the gas for somebody to come to the swapmeet just to buy that
3. Reverse for the swapmet vendor (booth fees gas to get there etc)

As in - if it plays and it looks nice - keep it for a display and/or occasional use piece due to being department-store bargain-basement quality.

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