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 Post subject: TV store closing after 65 years in business
PostPosted: Oct Tue 31, 2017 11:26 am 
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TV business closing after 75 years in business.

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2017/oct/30/closing-after-75-years/

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 Post subject: Re: TV store closing after 65 years in business
PostPosted: Oct Tue 31, 2017 2:12 pm 
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It's a tough gig to sell TVs today.


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 Post subject: Re: TV store closing after 65 years in business
PostPosted: Oct Tue 31, 2017 5:26 pm 
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It would be nice to find a tv store that still has inventory from 65 years ago. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: TV store closing after 65 years in business
PostPosted: Oct Tue 31, 2017 5:49 pm 
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vts1134 wrote:
It's a tough gig to sell TVs today.


http://sabertv.com/

Haven't been there in many, many years.

Back "then" it was common for TV shops to swap parts when the wholesalers ran out and a shop got caught short...

Old, sad news:

http://www.heraldnews.com/article/20150 ... /150407627


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 Post subject: Re: TV store closing after 65 years in business
PostPosted: Oct Tue 31, 2017 7:04 pm 
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I was just there last Saturday to pick up a NOS roundie color crt from one of the employees who had been there for 20 years. It was a sad sight as there was nothing left. You could tell it was a nice shop back in the day and much larger than the local ones i grew up with. I wish i could have visited it back in it's heyday. I wish them all well.


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 Post subject: Re: TV store closing after 65 years in business
PostPosted: Nov Wed 01, 2017 11:22 am 
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My city still has the Telerama TV repair shop in business.

http://www.buzzfile.com/business/Telerama-Television-Services-Inc-914-636-1955

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 Post subject: Re: TV store closing after 65 years in business
PostPosted: Nov Fri 03, 2017 1:37 pm 
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Chas wrote:

...Back "then" it was common for TV shops to swap parts when the wholesalers ran out and a shop got caught short...



Some places still do that today :wink: .


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 Post subject: Re: TV store closing after 65 years in business
PostPosted: Nov Fri 17, 2017 9:17 pm 
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why doesn't someone open an antique TV repair shop? (restorations only) hmmmmmmm. I do have an empty building available ........ :-D


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 Post subject: Re: TV store closing after 65 years in business
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Where, Barry? :D


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 Post subject: Re: TV store closing after 65 years in business
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I'd be lucky to get $5 an hour going through the chassis problems...and gambling the picture's going to be like new......nah. And I fairly know what I'm doing. Craig


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 Post subject: Re: TV store closing after 65 years in business
PostPosted: Nov Sat 18, 2017 6:16 pm 
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Where, Barry? :D

LOL it's a half baked Idea I've been kicking around. PM me if you're serious ;-) Sunbury Ohio


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 Post subject: Re: TV store closing after 65 years in business
PostPosted: Nov Sat 18, 2017 6:37 pm 
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Barry H Bennett wrote:
why doesn't someone open an antique TV repair shop? (restorations only) hmmmmmmm. I do have an empty building available ........ :-D


I'm in, my thoughts too locally. A combination of vintage Radio, TV, gear. Repair and service, limited parts.
I think you could have a small showroom with consoles, radio and TV, Test gear, etc. a 20x20 area could work well.
Take consignments and help with shipping.

I just started a website to sell vintage testers and gear, soon to advertise on here as soon as everything is ready.
Got the website done and store set up. I've been using eBay, but the listing costs are 25-33% of your sales.

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 Post subject: Re: TV store closing after 65 years in business
PostPosted: Nov Sat 18, 2017 6:53 pm 
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I have literally the perfect place .. a turn of the century hardware store building with one of the wall storage units still there, all those shelves, drawers. The space I was considering is about 30x100 or so, was going to possibly be my test gear museum some day. Unless I lease it out to a restaurant or something first :) . it's gonna sit until Spring when I have time to think this crazy idea through a little more.

I have a 50x16' wall of test gear + a few palletts full in my shop waiting to be restored. Yes, I'm non compos mentis. There are some local ham, radio, and tv clubs that I have not even contacted yet ... I don't have time until March.

Oh yea and there's that RCA TK41 camera I am working on for the local TV museum. <sigh> Wish I were 35 again.

Keep those cards and letters coming folks :-D


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 Post subject: Re: TV store closing after 65 years in business
PostPosted: Nov Sat 18, 2017 7:42 pm 
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Well, aside from many of you restorers, there are people who still make buggy whips and do quite well. To a much smaller market than the hay days (hey days?) but a dedicated following of customers who have some money. There is most of the problem: the currency has no intrinsic value like it is supposed to. Progress renders some businesses obsolete but cheap, throw-away products are a result of a changing of values. The buying power continues to dwindle. Economics BS taught in colleges leaves out the concept of real money, constitutional money that has value in itself. Things do not cost more. The "money" is worth less.

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 Post subject: Re: TV store closing after 65 years in business
PostPosted: Dec Fri 01, 2017 7:28 pm 
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What would be good is a business repairing vintage electronics.

I've often thought about that myself, but I realize that I probably won't make enough fpr it to be my sole source of income.


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