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 Post subject: Sony TR-712 valuation
PostPosted: Jun Tue 27, 2017 6:23 am 
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Hi all,

A friend of mine has this radio and asked me about value. I am generally not in transistor radios so thought I would ask here. thanks in advance for having a look.
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We haven't tried applying power to this unit so I do not know if it is in working condition. Please give me some idea of what this is worth in working / non-working condition. Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: Sony TR-712 valuation
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A similar Sony transistor radio, model TR-7120, in working condition, sold on eBay for about $40:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1962-So ... 7675.l2557


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 Post subject: Re: Sony TR-712 valuation
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Thanks for the reply. I was figuring it was not super valuable in current condition. My friend has a buyer at $10 and I think that is probably all right considering current status.

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 Post subject: Re: Sony TR-712 valuation
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Bosch's Fault wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I was figuring it was not super valuable in current condition. My friend has a buyer at $10 and I think that is probably all right considering current status.

I might double that offer, + postage, if there are no cracks, or chips out. Can you post a few more scans?

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 Post subject: Re: Sony TR-712 valuation
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Bosch's Fault wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I was figuring it was not super valuable in current condition. My friend has a buyer at $10 and I think that is probably all right considering current status.

I might double that offer, + postage, if there are no cracks, or chips out. Can you post a few more scans?


Hiya Fifties - I can get some more photos the next time I am at his shop as long as he hasn't already disposed of it. Stay tuned...

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 Post subject: Re: Sony TR-712 valuation
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Bosch's Fault wrote:
fifties wrote:
Bosch's Fault wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I was figuring it was not super valuable in current condition. My friend has a buyer at $10 and I think that is probably all right considering current status.

I might double that offer, + postage, if there are no cracks, or chips out. Can you post a few more scans?


Hiya Fifties - I can get some more photos the next time I am at his shop as long as he hasn't already disposed of it. Stay tuned...

Call him and ask him to hold it for a bit... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Sony TR-712 valuation
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If Trans-Atlantic shipping wasn't such a bummer nowadays, I'd easily pay forty dollars+ (no chips or cracks) as it's missing from my SONY collection. Lol

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 Post subject: Re: Sony TR-712 valuation
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 2:39 am 
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Hi everyone.

I finally got tired of seeing this radio on my CL feed and messaged my friend an offer of $2 dollars. I was kidding of course. My friend has a key to my shop and surprise surprise the little radio was there when I arrived Monday morning along with a note "I want my $2". Cannot decide if I want to restore or move it.

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 Post subject: Re: Sony TR-712 valuation
PostPosted: Dec Tue 19, 2017 1:36 am 
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I have the identical radio,but branded "Holiday".Picked it up in a 2nd hand store,came from an estate.Bought in as new condition.Cant find info anywhere on the net re;year of manufacture etc.

edit;no sticker on rear depicting year or model #


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 Post subject: Re: Sony TR-712 valuation
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Bosch's Fault wrote:
Cannot decide if I want to restore or move it.

Talk to me if it's the latter. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Sony TR-712 valuation
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Darryl34 wrote:
I have the identical radio,but branded "Holiday".Picked it up in a 2nd hand store,came from an estate.Bought in as new condition.Cant find info anywhere on the net re;year of manufacture etc.

edit;no sticker on rear depicting year or model #


A couple more photos. The sticker doesn't say what year.
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 Post subject: Re: Sony TR-712 valuation
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Bosch's Fault wrote:

A couple more photos. The sticker doesn't say what year.

1961, per my Bunis Transistor Radio Guide.

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 Post subject: Re: Sony TR-712 valuation
PostPosted: Dec Tue 19, 2017 10:43 pm 
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All the collectable Sony tr sets produced from 1955 up to 1963
 (in chronological order).
http://web.archive.org/web/201511080551 ... y.list.htm

Schematic: http://www.kevinchant.com/uploads/7/1/0 ... tr-712.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Sony TR-712 valuation
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Thx for that, Greg. He's gonna give it to me for postage after the holidaze.

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 Post subject: Re: Sony TR-712 valuation
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Jeff's a good guy... :)

TR-712B was manufactured in 1960
http://www.video-koubou-topaz.jp/SONY-RADIO-1960.html
alter the date in URL for other years.

As you already know...
Plain old grocery store white distilled vinegar will kill all mold and their spores... basically they overfeed on it. Use undiluted.
The vinegar smell will dissipate after a short while.
They feed on bleach and water even though it seems to do a good surface clean up job initially.

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 Post subject: Re: Sony TR-712 valuation
PostPosted: Dec Tue 19, 2017 11:59 pm 
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Thx for reminding me of the Vinegar method.

That link doesn't seem quite right; they show; TR-724 released in December 1945...Don't think so, eh eh.

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