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 Post subject: The classy way to up-sell a Zenith 10S669
PostPosted: Jan Sun 19, 2020 9:08 am 
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Sure, we all know a 10S669 is a $60-80 radio in typical condition.

But look at this one...
https://offerup.com/item/detail/805709999/

It looks brand new, and still has the original shipping box. Wow!

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 Post subject: Re: The classy way to up-sell a Zenith 10S669
PostPosted: Jan Sun 19, 2020 12:37 pm 
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That is amazing!

Yeah, I can see it bringing $200, you don't see them this nice-original.

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 Post subject: Re: The classy way to up-sell a Zenith 10S669
PostPosted: Jan Sun 19, 2020 2:25 pm 
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Those are great performers. That one is worth it.

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 Post subject: Re: The classy way to up-sell a Zenith 10S669
PostPosted: Jan Sun 19, 2020 10:02 pm 
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Downside is the crummy crumbling rubber wiring which it likely has as a result of age.


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 Post subject: Re: The classy way to up-sell a Zenith 10S669
PostPosted: Jan Mon 20, 2020 12:31 am 
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palegreenthumb wrote:
Sure, we all know a 10S669 is a $60-80 radio in typical condition.

But look at this one...
https://offerup.com/item/detail/805709999/

It looks brand new, and still has the original shipping box. Wow!

That's apparently in your backyard, so why haven't you snagged it yet? :wink:

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Downside is the crummy crumbling rubber wiring which it likely has as a result of age.

If it's wired anything like my 8S-463, only some of the wiring has rubber insulation, which would be easy to re-sleeve.

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 Post subject: Re: The classy way to up-sell a Zenith 10S669
PostPosted: Jan Mon 20, 2020 3:32 am 
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That's apparently in your backyard, so why haven't you snagged it yet? :wink:

Short answer: 1250 s.f. house including the garage, 35 consoles, and 200 other radios.

Long answer: I had a 10S669 in my house for about 3 days, waiting for pickup by a friend. It's a big radio; it had a tendency to dwarf a couple radios whose presence I didn't want diminished by a radio with a heavy plastic escutcheon. Let's call that, "stylistic differences." :D

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 Post subject: Re: The classy way to up-sell a Zenith 10S669
PostPosted: Jan Mon 20, 2020 3:41 am 
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I guess I have a soft spot for the 1942 Zeniths. Probably as my first one was an 8-S-661.
My favorite as far as looks being the 12-H-689 :D

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 Post subject: Re: The classy way to up-sell a Zenith 10S669
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Easily worth the $200.00.

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 Post subject: Re: The classy way to up-sell a Zenith 10S669
PostPosted: Jan Tue 21, 2020 5:26 pm 
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Steve,
I also have a 12 h689 I picked up cheap. I have a soft spot for those radio phonographs... It is not as nice as yours...but I did get it working:)
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 Post subject: Re: The classy way to up-sell a Zenith 10S669
PostPosted: Jan Tue 21, 2020 8:13 pm 
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Pretty sure I remember seeing that exact add on eBay while back...


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 Post subject: Re: The classy way to up-sell a Zenith 10S669
PostPosted: Jan Wed 22, 2020 12:06 am 
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Guess it is in the wrong place at the wrong time? I could see that drawing a crowd of buyers rather quickly if both were right.

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