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Author Topic: value of a BC-610  (Read 56850 times)
KG8LB
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« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2014, 03:10:34 PM »

 Speaking of the "world" , the BC-610E is going to Spain . The shipping alone is about 15 times the "$60 to $100..for some collector" price suggested by one clueless responder   Grin

    He also seemed uninformed regarding the fact that many of these old beauties remain in regular use .  They already have a better survivor rate than many 29 year old solid state appliances !
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« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2014, 05:41:06 PM »

Speaking of the "world" , the BC-610E is going to Spain . The shipping alone is about 15 times the "$60 to $100..for some collector" price suggested by one clueless responder   Grin
Well, that tidbit confirms this is NOT an ordinary sale, and does not represent a typical radio.

This is a high end sale going to a foreign with deep pockets and no concern for price.

My impression remains that over the last five years or so, the average BC-610 available on eBay is 1. Not working 2. Needs significant work 2.a. Is missing numberous parts 3. Bargains can be found as low as $300 and probably range up to $600,

 The weight and size of the radio and great difficulty and expense of shipping limit buyers to within a short distance and thereby also holds down prices.
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« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2014, 02:10:41 PM »

Actually , the prices are quite typical current prices . I had two other US hams call me after the auction (it only lasted about three hours) to tell me they found out too late and if the other buyer failed to follow through they would indeed take it. One was 200 miles away , the other 500 miles .
 There was also an untested I model that sold on ebay about the same time for $1125 that was missing the big tubes and 2a3s .  It had no tuning units or coils . There was plenty of bidding activity .  

 Yes , $1000 plus is typical , and more for complete , working examples . A bargain at that  .


Fact is  $300 may buy a very nasty one but $300 is far from a typical price for a typical sale .

 
A very nice SX-115 sold today at Monroe for $90 and a real pristine Navigator went for $45 .

These are indeed bargain prices  but bargain price are just that , no connection to market value ..
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« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2014, 06:26:09 PM »


A very nice SX-115 sold today at Monroe for $90 and a real pristine Navigator went for $45 .

These are indeed bargain prices  but bargain price are just that , no connection to market value ..


I'd bet a donut a Navigator and SX-115 show up on eBay on Sunday night... with big reserves.

Pete
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« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2014, 06:28:46 PM »

Well, a Navigator popped up... $450 and climbing...  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2015, 10:58:59 AM »

BTW:

  Final shipping bill for the BC-610E that was shipped VIA air freight to Spain was $6,700.00 . That is in addition to the crating charge and the original sale price .
So , the BC-610 can have considerable value .
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« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2015, 12:29:36 PM »

Whew!

Signature required, or can they leave it in the bushes?  Wink
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« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2015, 05:58:44 AM »

  At present it is on display in the museum .
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« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2015, 09:42:05 AM »

If it went by Fed-Ex it was probably thrown over the fence by six delivery men!
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« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2015, 02:40:37 PM »

I'd only give ya $50 for it myself!  Grin It's waaaaay too big ... and I do own several oldies. However, there is is a limit to space and practicality.  Cry
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« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2015, 05:41:50 PM »

Then there's the "cats meow" of plate modulated Boat Anchor transmitters - the Collins KW-1.

Courtesy of WA3KEY:   http://www.wa3key.com/kw1.html


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« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2015, 08:35:18 AM »

I'd only give ya $50 for it myself!  Grin It's waaaaay too big ... and I do own several oldies. However, there is is a limit to space and practicality.  Cry


  Ah but your limits are just that ...YOUR limits . The BC-610 is a very practical transmitter . Compared to the selling prices of transmitters like the Globe King 500 etc , it remains a bargain for those not affected by your limits .

   
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« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2015, 04:37:21 PM »

I'd only give ya $50 for it myself!  Grin It's waaaaay too big ... and I do own several oldies. However, there is is a limit to space and practicality.  Cry


  Ah but your limits are just that ...YOUR limits . The BC-610 is a very practical transmitter . Compared to the selling prices of transmitters like the Globe King 500 etc , it remains a bargain for those not affected by your limits .

   

To each his own.  I guess you liked the money better than the BC-610, though, huh?
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« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2015, 03:54:21 AM »

 I had two of them at the time . Bought the second one as a basket case to keep it from being parted out . Getting the old gear up and running is a big part of the hobby for many of us . I personally derive little satisfaction from pulling an appliance from a box and plugging it in . As you say , to each his own , good for you to realize that .

 I like seeing the history preserved in a now functional transmitter . Never seek a profit but it is nice to recover out of pocket costs .   The new owner obviously loves the radio more than the money he willingly paid .

  The subject is "The value of a BC-610" , I have given examples of actual recent selling prices and associated costs of aquisition  .  

   Your  $50 comment seems to demonstrate perhaps you like money quite a bit . I like radios , sometimes it takes money to buy them .
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