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 Post subject: $861 and climbing for this?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 12, 2017 1:18 am 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/ZENITH-Bakelite ... Sw2xRYZP9x

For a bakelite AA5? (OK AA6). I've got them by the boatload, and some I can't even give away, but maybe I'm sitting on a gold mine.


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 Post subject: Re: $861 and climbing for this?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 12, 2017 1:28 am 
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With just a little effort this one could look as shiny.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Zenith- ... SwjDZYasYR


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 Post subject: Re: $861 and climbing for this?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 12, 2017 1:34 am 
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According to the Bunis Radio collector guide it is worth $35.

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 Post subject: Re: $861 and climbing for this?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 12, 2017 1:40 am 
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Eddy wrote:
According to the Bunis Radio collector guide it is worth $35.
Those guides are so out of date that they are only useful for relative values, if that.

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 Post subject: Re: $861 and climbing for this?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 12, 2017 2:59 am 
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You know what they say about a fool and his money.....


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 Post subject: Re: $861 and climbing for this?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 12, 2017 12:29 pm 
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As soon as I saw the pic I knew it was one of two sellers but the mundane nature of the set narrows it down to one. This guy could sell ice boxes to eskimos...

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 Post subject: Re: $861 and climbing for this?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 12, 2017 12:35 pm 
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FStephenMasek wrote:
Eddy wrote:
According to the Bunis Radio collector guide it is worth $35.
Those guides are so out of date that they are only useful for relative values, if that.

I have to disagree. My Bunis Transistor guide from 1996 displays values that do indeed seem to be relevant to the eBay hammer prices of today.

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 Post subject: Re: $861 and climbing for this?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 12, 2017 8:14 pm 
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The bidding on this one just seems 14 different ways of wrong.

I'm watching this one to see what happens. Wanna bet it's relisted?


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 Post subject: Re: $861 and climbing for this?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 12, 2017 9:48 pm 
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rickajho wrote:
The bidding on this one just seems 14 different ways of wrong.


I think that I have to agree; usually you'll find one or two bidders laddering up the price, but this auction has four, and it looks like they are all taking turns.

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 Post subject: Re: $861 and climbing for this?
PostPosted: Jan Fri 13, 2017 12:09 am 
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It is absolutely disgusting and a disgrace to Ebay as the top entity for selling, that they would not do anything about this, even though they benefit from final value fees, it still makes Ebay as unscrupulous as the fools doing the shill bidding.
http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=401250754631&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2565


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 Post subject: Re: $861 and climbing for this?
PostPosted: Jan Fri 13, 2017 12:21 am 
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eBAy is not proactive by themselves, and won't get involved unless someone alerts them to a specific auction.

In this case, I dunno if they could do anything anyway though. How can shilling be proven here? Each "bidder" has a history of bidding with multiple sellers.

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 Post subject: Re: $861 and climbing for this?
PostPosted: Jan Sat 14, 2017 12:11 am 
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I have followed this seller for a couple of years. And what he does and achieve I admire. He is an excellent salesman and apparently knows how to burnish a cabinet and electronically restore a unit to spec. Money is relative. I would never pay anywhere near the obscene prices that many so called common units he sells go for. Yet my point has more to do with perseverance and professionalism that wins the game over the long term. If this is now his primary source of income, more power to him. I have always wanted a unit from him since I started in the hobby. But I am too knowledgeable to justify prices at those levels; excepting the usual catalin and Sparton suspects.

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