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 Post subject: Re: Kountdown to Kutztown XXXVII, Roll Kall Time! Sept 15-16
PostPosted: Sep Tue 19, 2017 1:11 pm 
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Jiri Placek wrote:
To John H.: The picture you posted in this thread on 08SEP2017 shows my older daughter with her boyfriend sitting at my table.


Oh yes I know but I don't always identify people as some are shy about it. Great to see you and everyone!

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 Post subject: Re: Kountdown to Kutztown XXXVII, Roll Kall Time! Sept 15-16
PostPosted: Sep Sat 23, 2017 11:39 am 
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So here's my Kutztown confession -- I had every intention of adding to our collection at the show. Unfortunately, I felt overwhelmed by the sheer volume of radios to choose from. My preference would have been a project radio rather than a restored one but my lack of knowledge made me very uncomfortable. Concerns about parts availability, hidden damage, or selecting a dud model that should be avoided scared me off. How often do you guys actually have a "bad experience" with a purchase?

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 Post subject: Re: Kountdown to Kutztown XXXVII, Roll Kall Time! Sept 15-16
PostPosted: Sep Sat 23, 2017 2:42 pm 
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last Kutztown same seller.
Fully restored radio. Not fully
FUlly restored radio. Not fully
Fully restored radio. Not fully.

This Kutztown> Fully restored radio. All recapped EXCEPT the Ecaps.. How silly is that.
I have bought duds but most of them can be fixed.

I had many many project radios at Kutztown. I always test radios before bringing them.
If you want one I will send you one at cost.
Shipping to PA will be cheap too.
Message me if you are interested in a radio. I will send you pics, check it out, and test it so there are no hidden issues.
Heck, Drive to Long Island and I will load you up! lol
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 Post subject: Re: Kountdown to Kutztown XXXVII, Roll Kall Time! Sept 15-16
PostPosted: Sep Sat 23, 2017 2:51 pm 
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Yep,
Two radios I bought at Kutztown this time around.
Each seller went on and on how its all restored.

However, upon operating each radio, scratchy volume controls, squealing, distortion, poor reception.
Jeeze… Well, I prefer to do the work myself, now I must see what has been done and undo/fix the mess. :lol:

someday...

Good thing they weren't asking too much money for each one.

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 Post subject: Re: Kountdown to Kutztown XXXVII, Roll Kall Time! Sept 15-16
PostPosted: Sep Sat 23, 2017 5:01 pm 
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OldRestorer: I am definitely interested in adding to the collection -- will you be at any other area shows this year?

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 Post subject: Re: Kountdown to Kutztown XXXVII, Roll Kall Time! Sept 15-16
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Simple guys- unless you know the seller well avoid "restored" sets OR at least don't pay extra for such. I understand being overwhelmed but some stuff is SO cheap I cannot understand what could really go wrong. One could just resell and recoup investment.

"...parts availability, hidden damage, or selecting a dud model that should be avoided scared me off."
It's NOT an old Studebaker we are talking about here. Those concerns appear to be moot points IMHO.

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 Post subject: Re: Kountdown to Kutztown XXXVII, Roll Kall Time! Sept 15-16
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I will not be anywhere until next Kutztown unfortunately.
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 Post subject: Re: Kountdown to Kutztown XXXVII, Roll Kall Time! Sept 15-16
PostPosted: Sep Wed 27, 2017 12:55 am 
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Ok - just a thought as I did enjoy the show.

As a die hard car collector and restorer an old Studebaker wouldn't scare me in the least. I just do not have the experience to be able to look at a radio though and know when to buy and when to walk away.

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 Post subject: Re: Kountdown to Kutztown XXXVII, Roll Kall Time! Sept 15-16
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I'm sure you were in the same situation when you first got interested in old cars. You're experienced now but I'm sure you weren't then so how did you handle it? The only way to learn is by doing. Sure, you might make some mistakes, we all have, but it's all part of the learning process. So if you see something interesting and it appears to be in decent shape, take a chance. Even if it doesn't work out you have learned something for the next time. You can't score a touchdown by sitting on the sidelines, you have to get in the game.

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 Post subject: Re: Kountdown to Kutztown XXXVII, Roll Kall Time! Sept 15-16
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^^ So true. Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: Kountdown to Kutztown XXXVII, Roll Kall Time! Sept 15-16
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Very true..
I have been electrocuted over 75 times, I have had a few explosive eCaps, Sparks, burns, dead radios, poked at least 10 holes in speakers and I am still alive.. I have learned a lot in 10 years but definitely not enough... lol

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