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 Post subject: Am I a dope or what?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 5:16 am 
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I passed up this 50 + 30 shipping radio:
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because it was packed like this, with a whole lot of attitude to go along with it!
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Life is too short......and there are lots of radios out there! :)

To the fellow in Mississauga who got the other 4586 I hope it works out for you; seriously

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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 6:02 am 
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What is it? Looks like the top of a console.


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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 6:09 am 
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It is a Silvertone 4764.

Like Zeniths they just weren't sold up here until after the war; so they are harder to come by. Just like you guys didn't have access to Deforest, Rogers etc. sets

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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
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It probably slid down the floor, hit the wall, and broke the radio anyway.... :lol: :lol: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 3:48 pm 
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Why are shippers so abusive of Italian items?


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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 5:11 pm 
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JAYoung wrote:
Why are shippers so abusive of Italian items?
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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 7:52 pm 
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I would have taken it...


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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 8:06 pm 
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I would have bought it depending on the reply I got from the seller about how the insides are packed. I don't care if there is a sloppy job of tape on a used box.


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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 8:19 pm 
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The reply was something of the nature......Its only $50 and I am not going to put forth that much effort into for that kind of money..........my response.......thanks but no thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 04, 2018 2:08 am 
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E-Bay,,,,,always seems to syl with the Buyer,,,,and they win,,,,broke box ( item) ,,,buy pays nothing


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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 04, 2018 3:23 am 
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jrs,

You have E-Bay Buyer protection, the 'bay had to implement this to compete with the likes of amazon. You don't have nothin' to lose.

If it comes busted to you, the seller ain't gonna want that 50 buck radio back + the s&h. You hold the feedback until the seller says "No" he doesn't want it back. Tell him you'll give him Good feedback. He'll succumb to common sense & logic. You get the radio for Free Or he gets Bad feedback & pays shipping costs back to him. :roll: :lol:

Thee Escutcheon fits other Silvertone models that are Very Desirable. It could fetch a 100+ on a Good Day out in the 'bay. The knobs are *stationary* hard to find if missing a couple, another Benji for the knob set. :wink:

If it comes "broke" you still "have everything to gain & nothing to lose."

A set that's worth more in parts, than it's desirability.
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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
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I would've chanced it!

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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
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This was NOT through Ebay. This was through a site similar to Craigslist

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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
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jrs wrote:
This was NOT through Ebay. This was through a site similar to Craigslist


So the wild west then? Even better without being able to see in person.

Not a dope!

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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
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I agree, not a dope.

You don't need a busted up radio, and that guy obviously doesn't need your $50.


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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
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jrs wrote:
This was NOT through Ebay. This was through a site similar to Craigslist


Ahh totally different. I would say nope as well. Nothing will make him pack it properly.

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Maybe offering an extra 15 bucks would motivate him to pack it right. That radio is worth 3-4 times that when restored.


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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
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Maybe offering an extra 15 bucks would motivate him to pack it right. That radio is worth 3-4 times that when restored.

That reminds me of a radio purchase I made on ebay. The shipping price seemed a little low so I messaged the seller saying I would pay extra for good shipping/packing. They messaged back saying don't worry - they packed real good. The radio came smashed to pieces (poor packaging). I ended up getting the radio for less than the shipping cost.


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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
PostPosted: Jan Mon 08, 2018 8:30 pm 
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A Zenith table top I just bought off *bay was shipped with awful packing. Not the worst mind you, but bad. Luckily it came only a few hundred miles and survived with just a cracked plastic tuner knob. There were the customary blocks of hard styrofoam and a little bit of bubble wrap along with miscellaneous filler debris/crap.

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 Post subject: Re: Am I a dope or what?
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In all fairness, it is hard to tell how well it is packed from the picture. It may be double boxed with padding between the boxes for all we know. You can't judge the size of the box from the picture.


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