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 Post subject: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
PostPosted: Aug Tue 02, 2016 2:03 am 
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Could you guys give me an idea what these are selling for these days in good complete working condition? I heard that they were once very desirable, but, like with most of the early stuff, has fallen in value and desirability. Might have the chance to get one.


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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
PostPosted: Aug Tue 02, 2016 10:54 am 
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Almost 50 views and no one even has a guesstimate? I have my own idea, but was hoping to match that with other members.


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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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There was one at Radiofest this year and I think the asking price was $250. I don't know if it sold or not.

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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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There was one at Radiofest this year and I think the asking price was $250. I don't know if it sold or not.

Thanks so much Mike. I was actually thing over $300, so this gives me a good starting point. I believe they used to go for more than that and I have a feeling the seller is going to be up in the higher numbers for it. If so I will pass.


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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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They used to command higher prices, but like everything else, once everyone who wanted one got one, prices started to fall.

If it's complete and in decent shape, I'd say a couple hundred maybe.

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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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They used to command higher prices, but like everything else, once everyone who wanted one got one, prices started to fall.

If it's complete and in decent shape, I'd say a couple hundred maybe.

Thanks Tom. Wow, I didn't think they dropped in value quite so much. The problem is a lot of the old timers are still locked-in on peak values. I am thinking this seller is going to want $325 for this one. It's supposed to be in very nice shape, but I don't know if I want it that bad.


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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
PostPosted: Aug Tue 02, 2016 1:49 pm 
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Joe,

For the PUP, there are reproduction bottom plates, labels, ball tuning knob and possibly the tags (metal) on the battery leads. The tube socket, knobs and book condenser are made of "mud" material. A shellac based compound that will warp and break if mishandled or stored very warm environment. The PUP can use most any 20's era triode, even using a socket adapter and different filament voltage. The most common vintage image of a PUP is with a late WD-12.

IMHO I would consider 125 to 250 the range, depending how good a condition and what may be reproduction.

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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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Chas wrote:
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For the PUP, there are reproduction bottom plates, labels, ball tuning knob and possibly the tags (metal) on the battery leads. The tube socket, knobs and book condenser are made of "mud" material. A shellac based compound that will warp and break if mishandled or stored very warm environment. The PUP can use most any 20's era triode, even using a socket adapter and different filament voltage. The most common vintage image of a PUP is with a late WD-12.

IMHO I would consider 125 to 250 the range, depending how good a condition and what may be reproduction.

Chas

Thanks for the great info. Chas. I would suspect that after so many years of collectors handling these, that their would be modifications to many of them. I let you guys know how things turn out. If I remember from several years ago this seller mentioned the $325-$350 area if he was to sell a PUP.


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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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decojoe67 wrote:
zenith82 wrote:
They used to command higher prices, but like everything else, once everyone who wanted one got one, prices started to fall.

If it's complete and in decent shape, I'd say a couple hundred maybe.

Thanks Tom. Wow, I didn't think they dropped in value quite so much. The problem is a lot of the old timers are still locked-in on peak values.

I see that mentality often- "I paid $$$ for that in 1994, I couldn't take any less"


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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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400.00 was the old price in better times.
Figure half of that now.


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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
PostPosted: Aug Tue 02, 2016 10:00 pm 
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I think around $250 is a good price.


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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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I sold one on eBay back in 1999 for $350. Went to an over-seas buyer. It was in real good shape; all original, no parts missing, sticker on base, bakelite base 01-A tube with good filament.

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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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The seller is saying this one is very nice, complete, a repro label, with both a good tipped WD-11 and O1A for better performance. The price is $275. I'll see it tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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one on ebay now, bidding at $78


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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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Yeah, but are you the gatekeeper? The seller is the ZipCode master.

Take its hammer price and divide by three to find its unmanipulated value...


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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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palegreenthumb wrote:
Yeah, but are you the gatekeeper? The seller is the ZipCode master.

Take its hammer price and divide by three to find its unmanipulated value...

Yes. I hate to advertise it, but:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1920s-C ... SwTZ1Xl1IY
I surprised it not up to 50 "bidders" and at $400 yet! :roll: I wouldn't deal with that seller.


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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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According to eBay Sold prices about $200

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Cr ... o&_sacat=0

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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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Eddy wrote:
According to eBay Sold prices about $200

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Cr ... o&_sacat=0

Thanks Eddy. Figuring the set is 2 miles from my house, working, complete, and with 2 good tubes, I'd say $275 is fair. I'll likely get it.


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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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The bottom line is that it's worth what you are willing to pay. There is a floating "market value" but if you feel it's too high for what you want, just wait and there will probably be a better opportunity down the road.

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 Post subject: Re: '25 Crosley "PUP" current value
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Eddy wrote:
According to eBay Sold prices about $200

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Cr ... o&_sacat=0

Thanks Eddy. Figuring the set is 2 miles from my house, working, complete, and with 2 good tubes, I'd say $275 is fair. I'll likely get it.


I agree $275 fair considering the 2 tubes and no shipping.

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