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 Post subject: Hoffman RP411 Solaradio For Sale on eBay
PostPosted: Jul Thu 16, 2020 8:09 pm 
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Although there are no bids so far for this Hoffman Solar transistor radio, I'm quite sure some collector will buy it as it seems red radios usually bring the highest prices:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hoffman-Transi ... Swr0RfDGzQ


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 Post subject: Re: Hoffman RP411 Solaradio For Sale on eBay
PostPosted: Jul Thu 16, 2020 8:17 pm 
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At $1000 and no view with back cover off for internal condition off, not likely.
"We are unsure if the radio works and we cannot open the radio back. "
Maybe because the battery corrosion has destroyed the insides.

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 Post subject: Re: Hoffman RP411 Solaradio For Sale on eBay
PostPosted: Jul Thu 16, 2020 8:51 pm 
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Seller is a Jewelry store, and probably knows nothing about old radios. He priced it at a grand, hoping the troll would work.

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 Post subject: Re: Hoffman RP411 Solaradio For Sale on eBay
PostPosted: Jul Fri 17, 2020 3:15 am 
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These go for big money, maybe a $500


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 Post subject: Re: Hoffman RP411 Solaradio For Sale on eBay
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Actually could go for more than $500, given that it's red, and has no damage. But a grand, I don't think so.

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 Post subject: Re: Hoffman RP411 Solaradio For Sale on eBay
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i guess its too much work to carry it out into sunlight and turn it on for a test?
btw the cases of these are brittle and seller probably knows this and does not want to risk it.


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 Post subject: Re: Hoffman RP411 Solaradio For Sale on eBay
PostPosted: Jul Fri 17, 2020 2:48 pm 
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Recently, I have seen that the early transistor market is one of the hottest markets out there and sets are setting record prices, this one could surprise some people.


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 Post subject: Re: Hoffman RP411 Solaradio For Sale on eBay
PostPosted: Jul Fri 17, 2020 3:12 pm 
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These go for quite a bit more that $500 or even $1000.
My guess on this one would be it will probably make $2000 or more.
It is probably in the top five to get of any transistor radio collection.

The Solarradio plastic actually seems to stand up a little better than the Sony TR-6 original.
One with no chips and in the most desirable color is rare and I can understand not removing the cover.
I had one that when it arrived seemed to almost have the cover welded on it was that tight.
Took quite the courage and a very thin knife to try tp open.


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 Post subject: Re: Hoffman RP411 Solaradio For Sale on eBay
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I had a pink one once, but it fell off the work bench :(


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 Post subject: Re: Hoffman RP411 Solaradio For Sale on eBay
PostPosted: Jul Fri 17, 2020 10:46 pm 
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shaunp wrote:
These go for quite a bit more that $500 or even $1000.
My guess on this one would be it will probably make $2000 or more.

Could be at that. Either there's really no interest in it at the opening bid price, or the snipers are waiting for the last few seconds before it ends.

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 Post subject: Re: Hoffman RP411 Solaradio For Sale on eBay
PostPosted: Jul Fri 17, 2020 10:57 pm 
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fifties wrote:
shaunp wrote:
These go for quite a bit more that $500 or even $1000.
My guess on this one would be it will probably make $2000 or more.

Could be at that. Either there's really no interest in it at the opening bid price, or the snipers are waiting for the last few seconds before it ends.


If I was interested I'd wait with that starting bid.


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 Post subject: Re: Hoffman RP411 Solaradio For Sale on eBay
PostPosted: Jul Mon 20, 2020 2:21 am 
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Final price $2,383.50


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 Post subject: Re: Hoffman RP411 Solaradio For Sale on eBay
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Yea. Seriously. I cannot imagine that.

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