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 Post subject: Best way to find a home for some radios
PostPosted: May Mon 13, 2019 3:28 pm 
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I have a collection of a dozen or so Motorola tube radios. A few are wood, mostly AM only. I worked at Mot for 26 years, and would buy them at estate/garage sales for display in my office. Most were billed as working when I bought them, but I was told it may cause damage and be a hazard if key parts (capacitors?) hadn’t been replaced, so most have not plugged in. I was a finance guy, not an engineer or a tinkerer, so I don't know if any of them are restored.

Looking for advice on the best way to find them a new home-- a better place than a storage box or junking them. I don’t think any are super valuable. (Some may just be used for parts?) I'm not looking to maximize pricing.

Suggestions? Right now, I’m thinking one of those eBay consignment places. I don’t have the time, shipping material, etc. to do a dozen eBay sales. I see there is a classified page on this site (how I found it actually) but I doubt if anyone would want them all, and a mass shipping would be costly.

Thanks for any input, I appreciate your thoughts.
Greg


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 Post subject: Re: Best way to find a home for some radios
PostPosted: May Mon 13, 2019 4:39 pm 
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Post your town/zip code please. I'm sure some on here (myself included) would like one or two depending on the shipping expense. And, listing on here = zero fees to reseller.
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 Post subject: Re: Best way to find a home for some radios
PostPosted: May Mon 13, 2019 5:58 pm 
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If you want to dump them all, at one time W/O having to ship, put 'em on CL, or on eBay, local pickup only. You do have sets there that would interest some of us, but would have to be sold & shipped individually. The advantage to you would be that they would go to good homes if sold here... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Best way to find a home for some radios
PostPosted: May Mon 13, 2019 6:42 pm 
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fifties wrote:
You do have sets there that would interest some of us, but would have to be sold & shipped individually.
Yep, I'd be interested in the red 56R.

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 Post subject: Re: Best way to find a home for some radios
PostPosted: May Tue 14, 2019 12:23 am 
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I really like at least three of those sets:

Image one, the 1st & 2nd from the left.

Image three, the 1st from the left.

Those "Jet Age" radios in good condition are disappearing. Not that I don't have enough already :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Best way to find a home for some radios
PostPosted: May Tue 14, 2019 6:55 pm 
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Chas wrote:
I really like at least three of those sets:

Image one, the 1st & 2nd from the left.

Image three, the 1st from the left.

Those "Jet Age" radios in good condition are disappearing. Not that I don't have enough already :roll:

Chas

Seller doesn't want to ship so the description reads. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Best way to find a home for some radios
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 1:40 am 
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Some grocery stores allow people to post for sale and wanted ads. Try posting some for sale fliers with photos at some of your local grocery stores.

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PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 2:35 am 
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Greg- I don't know your area, but if you have a museum in your area they might be interested in some of your radios.

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 Post subject: Re: Best way to find a home for some radios
PostPosted: May Fri 17, 2019 2:15 am 
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Thanks for your input! I think I will go ahead and put them all in one sale item tomorrow, local pickup or UPS store pack/ship only. Can't hurt, and maybe some Mot fan will want them!

Thanks again!
Greg


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 Post subject: Re: Best way to find a home for some radios
PostPosted: May Fri 17, 2019 11:25 pm 
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I posted them all in the classified section ($200 for all).

Thanks again for your input,
Greg


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