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 Post subject: Complete Clueless (Silvertone 1068 CH = 101.860)
PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2013 1:33 am 
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Hello!

I have come accross a Silvertone 1068 CH= 101.860 radio. I am completely clueless about this radio and wondering if there is any value to it.

I seemed to have only found it at the radiomuseum

Any one have any suggestions for me?

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 Post subject: Re: Complete Clueless (Silvertone 1068 CH = 101.860)
PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2013 2:09 pm 
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This one?
http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/sears_roeb_1072.html

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wondering if there is any value to it.
Yes

You can assess "value" in any number of ways:
---how much you paid for it
---E-Bay sales
---various books

All that matters is how much it's worth TO YOU.

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 Post subject: Re: Complete Clueless (Silvertone 1068 CH = 101.860)
PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2013 2:34 pm 
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Those side-by-side combinations are seen as big and clunky and not currently a popular style.

You might have a hard time GIVING it away. They're too heavy to ship via Greyhound, so shipping prices are exorbitant. A local sale is your only option. In most markets you could try it on craigslist for $40-50 but you probably won't get any interest. You might end up running it the free section, if you just want it gone.

A better option is to restore it and use it yourself.

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 Post subject: Re: Complete Clueless (Silvertone 1068 CH = 101.860)
PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2013 2:37 pm 
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Sure, place it on Ebay with a starting bid of $9.85 and let the market determine it's value. Can't get a more real time and accurate value then that.

Now, since you didn't bother to post any photos or description of the radio, and I'm not a mind reader, I'm going to assume that your radio is missing all of it's knobs, the grillcloth is all torn up, the dial is smashed, the speaker bashed in, chassis rusted with a mouse nest with dead mice, tubes missing, cabinet painted "shabby chick" white, and overall, it looks like something that somebody must have dragged out of a barn...with a rope. Because of this, I'm guessing it's value is somewhere between, oh, $7.50 to $12.25.

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 Post subject: Re: Complete Clueless (Silvertone 1068 CH = 101.860)
PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2013 3:09 pm 
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I am not very knowledageble about radios. I do appreciate everyones input.

It is in very very good shape. All parts seem original, wood is original. I have yet to use it, but was told it runs perfect.

Since I cant post links, the ending in radio museum link is /r/sears_roeb_1058_ch_101860_101860.html

Thanks, Ill do as posted,


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 Post subject: Re: Complete Clueless (Silvertone 1068 CH = 101.860)
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Much better! I still say put it on ebay and see what the market is willing to pay for it. Don't expect very much, though.

How did you come across this radio? Just curios.

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 Post subject: Re: Complete Clueless (Silvertone 1068 CH = 101.860)
PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2013 4:02 pm 
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I sell things on Ebay for the most part and a friend of mine had this radio in his apartment. We found it while he was moving out. He said it used to belong to his grandma.


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 Post subject: Re: Complete Clueless (Silvertone 1068 CH = 101.860)
PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2013 4:20 pm 
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So it's not like anybody has anything invested in this radio and whatever it sells for is pure profit. I say go the ebay route. What can you lose? Start it at $9.95 and see where it goes.

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 Post subject: Re: Complete Clueless (Silvertone 1068 CH = 101.860)
PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2013 5:58 pm 
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1) Put it on craigslist for $100 obo, then relist and cut the price in half, then move to the free category.
2) Talk some antique shop into taking it on consignment. Remember anything you realize -gas cost is profit and it's not taking space in your house.
3) keep it for yourself to learn something about radio repair or
4) Use for firewood. put the chassis and speaker out on the curb a day or two before pickup. The scrappers will recycle it for the metal.

I wouldn't compliment these models by calling them ugly; the're just boring and take up a lot of space. .

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 Post subject: Re: Complete Clueless (Silvertone 1068 CH = 101.860)
PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2013 8:07 pm 
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So---it's 1058, not 1068

If I had one, I'd scrap it for parts---eg tubes, transformer, speaker, record changer.

Put it on E-Bay.....+1

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 Post subject: Re: Complete Clueless (Silvertone 1068 CH = 101.860)
PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2013 11:01 pm 
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These things weigh 80-120 lbs *before* you start adding packaging to them, which always makes them over 100lbs packaged. Greyhound won't ship them. That means shipping out of your region for that huge heavy thing would be UPS, FedEx or UShip, which means it will cost $300 or more.

On eBay, with shipping that high, no-one will bid on it. Not even if you start it at $0.99.

If it has to be local pickup only, you may as well list it on craigslist and forget about eBay. List it for $50. Take any offer, even an "I'll haul it away for free" offer, because it's likely the only one you'll get.

Only exception is if you're in So. Cal, the arid southwest, or the humid southeast, in which case you might get away with listing it for $100 and standing on $40. Caveat I'm not actually in any of those places, so not as familiar with those markets, but the southern CL's always seem pretty devoid of radios the times I've looked. And radios in SoCal always seem to sell for more.

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