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Author Topic: VALUES OF OLD HENRY 2K's, HRO-50's and SX-29A BASKET CASES? PARTS OR RESTORES??  (Read 1312 times)
N6QWP
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« on: March 14, 2019, 06:46:45 PM »

"Inherited" a bunch of old tube gear that needs a home.  Trying to get some idea of a "super price" to find homes for it all.  Any speculations on the bo"ttom figure to ask?  
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Taking it to Loomis, Ca. swap meet on Saturday and want to find homes for it all....but would like some return on the time, gas and effort to get it all together.

Is there a "bottom line" that they should be worth???  For parts, at least?  Know that at least one amp was working (with good tubes)?
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 07:34:47 PM »

FWIW,

If the tube is still good it should get you a couple hundred bucks. Just guessing, but isn't it a 3CX1500A7? I thought it was the same tube as the Collins 30S-1. Disclaimer: Not an expert nor do I have any personal experience with either. GL and 73.

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 07:38:37 PM »

Sorry,

Shot off my mouth before reloading. The 2K has 2x 3-500s, NOT 3CX1500A7.

GL and 73

Kirk   K9WW
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 06:59:09 AM »

Thanx Kirk--Actually, they use a pair of 3-400's.  Still trying to find someone to take both of them.  They are in my van and too heavy for me to move around.  One supposedly was working....the other is unknown, but they all seem complete with tubes and look good.

The other "beasts" are the three HRO-50T's that I would love to let go together (all for $100/offer or lightweight trade?).  The SX-28's are gone, as are some other pieces.

I managed to find homes for some of the stuff at the swap meet.....but still have the van full of all kinds of old gear.  Am trying out SF Craigslist until another ham swap in late April.  Unfortunately, I can't ship, so they have to be picked up.

I hate to see this collection go to land fill.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2019, 08:55:56 AM »

Check the Sold" listings on eBay ... then "bargain price" accordingly.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 02:51:54 PM »

Thanx, good advice.  I think I will sell the pair of 2K's (with tubes) for $600.  Last "sold" price I saw on ebay was around $1200 for one.

Hopefully, that will generate some interest....and make someone very happy.
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2019, 04:43:32 PM »

EPILOG:

Just sold the pair for $550 with five 3-400 tubes to a "happy camper", who also bought a bunch of other stuff!

Now, if I can just find a home for the three HRO-50T's (trying to sell all three together, for $100), I can give my aching back a rest.

Thanx for the pointers on pricing.  73
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2019, 08:12:28 AM »

Did find a home for the HRO-50Ts!  Now it's just a SX-24 and SX-25, TR-3, 599A and my first rig: an NC-109 and an Eico 720.

So happy that these old radios will "live on".

While they are not worth a lot of money, there is much history and nostalgia in them.  Glad to know that there are still younger hams out there, who will pick up the older gear and keep them going.
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2019, 08:25:21 AM »

If the shipping cost wasn't so darned high, I'd take the EICO 720 off your hands.   Undecided
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2019, 06:51:05 PM »

Dean--The Eico 720 and the National NC-109 were my first rig....back in the day!  I'd keep them for nostalgia, but don't have the room with all my other gear.  
  
Unfortunately, both are heavy and bulky.....incurring large shipping expenses.  

Hopefully, someone near the SF Bay Area, will have feelings for these.....or all the other gear that needs a home?

Blowing out the rest of the old gear for $75 or offer (each).  We'll see what happens.  73 all
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2019, 08:48:50 AM »

If you bargain price it, you should be able to move it. If you ask max price, you have to start guaranteeing the items as working.

Some of the stuff is still very desirable to a few.
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2019, 08:05:22 PM »

I've priced most of the remaining gear at $20 to $65 or offer.  That should bring some interest.  It is disappearing, BUT, I now have another van load of old gear arriving on Friday.

The whole process now starts over again.  Just want to see that the old ham gear doesn't end up as landfill.

I could sell it all day long if it weren't so heavy and cost so much in postage.  Unfortunately it has to be picked up locally in the SF Bay area.
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