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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: May Thu 30, 2019 8:35 pm 
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"I don't know if it works or not"

They know. They tried it and it doesn't work.

and/or they plugged it in and it went up in smoke, popped, sparked, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: May Thu 30, 2019 8:49 pm 
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"Just needs a tube"

I'm surprised nobody posted this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: May Thu 30, 2019 9:17 pm 
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decojoe67 wrote:
Also, of course, "art-deco" = this plain-Jane tabletop looks like a work of art next to my iPhone.

Any vintage radio looks like a Rembrandt next to an iphone!

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Yeah, can you imagine the day someone collects them? You know it likely is going to happen. They'll be collectors who will get the rarest ones and discuss what model it is. What a beautiful display - black sheets of glass in a frame! :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: May Thu 30, 2019 9:19 pm 
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I'm waiting for that day for my bag phone.
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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: May Thu 30, 2019 9:23 pm 
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Item will be well packaged: Radio will be jammed into a used cardboard box that is about 1/2" bigger than the item. Some old newspaper will be thrown in to prevent damage.


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: May Thu 30, 2019 10:39 pm 
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Item will be well packaged: Radio will be jammed into a used cardboard box that is about 1/2" bigger than the item. Some old newspaper will be thrown in to prevent damage.

You forgot the old gym socks "for extra padding".
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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: May Thu 30, 2019 11:05 pm 
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What about cracks and chips on plastic radios? You rarely see those words used. It's more like "small hairline above dial"/ "tight stress line at bottom screw hole"/ "two small fleabites on top edge" = "this is a rare catalin/transistor radio and one small crack is not going to get me to part with for $150!"


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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Shipping: Fast and Free - "you want more than a cereal box wrapping this radio?" "Ante up some big bucks - I don't pack for a living, you now....."

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: May Fri 31, 2019 2:08 am 
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"refinished"--three coats of GLOSS poly with runs, drips, and bubbles, perhaps a stray brush bristle too. most likely there are stains on the speaker grill cloth or the dial bezel b/c it was too much effort to remove them during the "restoration".

"new speaker grill cloth"--rubber backed furniture upholstry stapled to the baffle, but only using the wrong sized staples so they punch thru the baffle and destroy the wood in the front of the radio.

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: May Fri 31, 2019 3:45 am 
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"Worked the last time I plugged it in." Uh, about 1965, if I remember correctly. It hummed and smelled pretty bad so I never used it again.
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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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"It may work I don't know we live out here in the country and there are no radio stations to test it."
And of course they're asking $500 or best offer.
"It came from my grandfather 's estate, and he took good care of everything. "

"From my personal collection. " :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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"Asking $800 (for a $25 radio) because it belonged to my beloved great aunt..."

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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"I was told it just needs a ...."
"My brother in law is an expert on these, and he said it was the only one ever made in this style"
"I've hunted online for months and never found one like this"
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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: May Fri 31, 2019 8:52 pm 
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"Probably just needs a tube." Except that it's a transistor radio... :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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"Probably an easy fix"... :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: May Fri 31, 2019 9:38 pm 
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I love on the old PBS series "Radio Collector" when that one junk dealer in LA is looking at his metal AK "stove" console and upon being asked "does it work?" the answer is simply "it needs 3 tubes" :roll: Yeah, along with pounding out the tar filled cans, excavating, identifying, and replacing all the ancient capacitors!


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sat 01, 2019 12:43 am 
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fifties wrote:
"Untested as I don't have a battery for it"...(For a Transistor radio) :roll:

They don't sell aa's in the store!


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sat 01, 2019 12:44 am 
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Kestas wrote:
"Just needs a tube"

I'm surprised nobody posted this one.

Translation - needs new everything


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sat 01, 2019 12:46 am 
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mgrant wrote:
Item will be well packaged: Radio will be jammed into a used cardboard box that is about 1/2" bigger than the item. Some old newspaper will be thrown in to prevent damage.

I had a gorgeous rare East Block tube set arrive with the glass dial smashed to pieces, packed exactly as you described.


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sat 01, 2019 12:47 am 
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OldWireBender wrote:
mgrant wrote:
Item will be well packaged: Radio will be jammed into a used cardboard box that is about 1/2" bigger than the item. Some old newspaper will be thrown in to prevent damage.

You forgot the old gym socks "for extra padding".
John

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