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Author Topic: Would you buy a dirty dusty radio?  (Read 8078 times)
KC4ZGP
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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2017, 12:53:55 PM »


I sometimes wonder how Universal radio sets their prices. They had a used DX-150 for $159.00. I bought the DX-160 in 1974 for
$159.00.

Sheesh!

Kraus
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WB4M
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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2017, 02:52:18 PM »


I sometimes wonder how Universal radio sets their prices. They had a used DX-150 for $159.00. I bought the DX-160 in 1974 for
$159.00.

Sheesh!

Kraus

$159 in 1974 dollars is  same as $789 today.  Try to look at it that way!   Grin Grin
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N4UE
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« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2017, 03:00:59 PM »

I buy several radios/test equipment every week from eBay.
As a ham of 56 years, and an eBay buyer of several thousand items, I've learned my craft.
I never buy anything with a rusty chassis. Drake radios are tough to find with a nice chassis. Collins and Hallicrafters like my SX-117 with an al chassis, are easy.
Condition of the covers is also no big deal. I can paint anything.
I still cannot understand why sellers cannot be motivated to give the objects they sell, the slightest bit of cleaning.

Even though I'm NOT a 'germ-a-phobe', every item I receive, gets all the knobs removed and washed as a matter of routine.
You never know where those finger have been!!! ha ha

I have a house/shop full of restored stuff and I find restoration to be more enjoyable than the actual long-term use of anything.

19 O'scopes for example.....22 Drakes...on it goes.....

ron
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