Forums :: Resources :: Features :: Photo Gallery :: Vintage Radio Shows :: Archives
Support This Site: Contributors :: Advertise


It is currently Feb Sat 22, 2020 8:36 am


All times are UTC [ DST ]





Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Anyone collect transistor radios?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 22, 2020 5:30 am 
Member

Joined: Mar Fri 28, 2008 2:49 pm
Posts: 1403
Location: Phoenix, AZ 85085
There is an interesting transistor radio online auction ending tomorrow. There are bids on only a few of the lots at the moment. This is Estes's first attempt at an online auction and it isn't going to end well for the auction house.

https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-catalog/catalog_THOOOJ36EN


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone collect transistor radios?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 22, 2020 6:22 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 34013
Location: SoCal, 91387
bigalarsen wrote:
This is Estes's first attempt at an online auction and it isn't going to end well for the auction house.

Nor is there any reason why it should. The radios are nothing special whatsoever, and if they were on eBay, only a few would get bids, and then maybe only one each.

_________________
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\He Who Dies With The Most Radios Wins//////////////////


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone collect transistor radios?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 22, 2020 4:09 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr Sun 01, 2012 9:55 pm
Posts: 10978
Location: Seattle, WA
I'd like to be supportive. But with 3 photos each and exactly a 1-word description consisting of a manufacturer's name, spelled wrong in several cases... If they were on eBay, very few people would bid on them either. No-one's even be able to search to find the listings, if they wanted to bid.

_________________
Rodney -- KG7EPW
Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a chainsaw.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone collect transistor radios?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 22, 2020 5:07 pm 
Member

Joined: Aug Sat 16, 2014 2:19 am
Posts: 1436
Location: Palos Verdes, CA
Thanks for the link to the auction site as it will be interesting to see the results. - Mark


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone collect transistor radios?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 22, 2020 5:15 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jul Mon 26, 2010 8:30 pm
Posts: 27273
Location: Annapolis, MD
Quote:
Anyone collect transistor radios?

No.....this solid-state stuff is just a passing fad. Real radios serve also as night lights and room heaters--something that is very important in these energy-conscious times. Further, the speakers are too small to give intelligible sound

_________________
-Mark
"Measure voltage, but THINK current." --anon.


Top
 Profile  
 
Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 5 posts ]  Moderator: Lou deGonzague

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests



Search for:
Jump to:  






























-->


Privacy Policy :: Powered by phpBB