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 Post subject: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Fri 06, 2017 6:09 pm 
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On a typical day:

For sale: Some random equipment. Maybe a test item that checks 1k sand resistor sand quality....
A few springs... maybe some used battery boxes...
A HUGE and heavy console... pickup only from Iowa...
Maybe a tube....
Knobs to a RCA table set....
Some books about how to attach power cords...
A book about how to align heads on Eico reel to reels...

And then maybe on a rare moon...
For sale: A radio! A typical 5 tube GE/RCA/Motorola! A very ordinary set, yes, but by god- a radio!

Reaction: Holy crap! OMG I want it now!!!

Now back to our scheduled program....
For sale: Pilot lamp holders for a Zenith...


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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Fri 06, 2017 8:14 pm 
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April 1st. listings :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Fri 06, 2017 10:48 pm 
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I used to list better items and radios but this forum is really cheap..
I asked $50.00 once for a rarer radio and got snubbed in a message from a member.
I sold it for $160.00 on eBay.

Look at the 690 that was a grand on here. No bites.
It sold for almost $3000.00 on eBay.
With peoples attitudes and the need to comment on others for sale posts, it is not worth it...
Freebies always go fast, lol...

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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Sat 07, 2017 2:40 am 
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Didn't there used to be more on it for sale on it? I remember five years ago there used to be some good deals at least I thought. It seems now more of a WTB than for sale. Maybe there should two sections, one for WTB and one for sale. I see this in other forums. I know I look at both in case someone needs something I have and want to sale. One of the forums even has a category for parts and other things related to collecting. Then a main category for item designated i.e., pinball machines, jukebox for sale, etc.. You would think with all the EBay fees that this forum would have as many radios for sale as the radioattic.


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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Sat 07, 2017 5:09 am 
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The idea of splitting it into separate WTB and FS lists has been discussed several times. A lot of people say the only reason they look at the WTBs is because they are mixed in with the FS items, and if the two were separate they'd never look at the WTBs at all. (At least, that was my takeaway from the threads I remember seeing.)


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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Sat 07, 2017 5:38 am 
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I understand what your saying and agree or understand. I just wish this part of the forum could turn into Antique Radio Classifieds but be online. I see they have an online service but I assume it is a small following compared to this website. I don't think they are selling many copies anymore


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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Sat 07, 2017 2:10 pm 
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ARC, as great as it was 20 years ago, is dead and gone for all practical purposes. There are many options available now, wasn't necessarily the case back then.

I just listed 3 really really nice old TV's but I haven't received any responses, and I'm not sure if I really expected any when I listed them. Can't ship them and I live in the middle of nowhere. I did it because I felt that this group should at least be made aware that they are available before I tried other options.


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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Sat 07, 2017 3:31 pm 
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ggregg wrote:
Can't ship them and I live in the middle of nowhere.

I feel your pain. I've had to force myself to stop rescuing consoles, because there just aren't enough collectors out here in the boonies to let me pass them on and we're too far from the big cities to let me tap into those.


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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Sat 07, 2017 4:25 pm 
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clueless wrote:
ggregg wrote:
Can't ship them and I live in the middle of nowhere.

I feel your pain. I've had to force myself to stop rescuing consoles, because there just aren't enough collectors out here in the boonies to let me pass them on and we're too far from the big cities to let me tap into those.


I guess I'm a dying breed. I love consoles.
Problem is, winter is difficult to travel distances, especially to Minnesota!

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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Sat 07, 2017 5:05 pm 
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I've sold hundreds of radios in our Radio Classified section but I typically take a vacation from selling during the Holiday season because I have too much else to do. Getting the radios ready for sale, taking enough pictures, cropping and resizing, posting the pictures and accurate descriptions, checking my ads and PM's regularly, figuring shipping costs, wasting time when people say "no thanks" because shipping is too expensive, properly packing them for safe arrival when they do sell, then actually shipping the radios...all of which is a time consuming proposition.

I'm not complaining because I love selling my excess inventory (even at my sometimes ridiculously low prices) when I have the time and energy to do it.

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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Sat 07, 2017 5:14 pm 
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Take a look at the classifieds as of 1-7-17, 11:00EST. Lots of WTB :lol:

viewforum.php?f=15

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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Sat 07, 2017 5:23 pm 
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I am still in favor of keeping the WTB ads in the mixed classifieds.

I'm also in favor of following the rules to not flood the classifieds with ads that could all be combined into one listing.

"5. Ads are limited to two per day/24 hour period. No bumping sooner than 7 days after the last post to the thread."


Moderator note,ads removed,to repost them defeats the purpose of the Rules

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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Sat 07, 2017 5:43 pm 
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Well, thats one way to get your WTB seen, lol
People think that they need an AD for each item.
Not like he did it on purpose. They should be removed, not locked though..
Now, anyone who just posted has to wait 7 days to bump..

Im gonna whine,
I think we need a rule about who posts a WTB first..
often times when I post a WTB, Someone asks for the same thing a day later..
I have been looking for an RCA 121 knob for a month.. 3 days later someone else posts for a set. AND got a reply!!
today another person posts for the same set....
I mean come on..3 people looking for the same knobs for the same radios... What are the chances...
They didn't do it on purpose but it is frustrating...

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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
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Do you have a problem with Iowa?

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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Tue 10, 2017 3:31 pm 
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azenithnut wrote:
clueless wrote:
ggregg wrote:
Can't ship them and I live in the middle of nowhere.

I feel your pain. I've had to force myself to stop rescuing consoles, because there just aren't enough collectors out here in the boonies to let me pass them on and we're too far from the big cities to let me tap into those.


I guess I'm a dying breed. I love consoles.
Problem is, winter is difficult to travel distances, especially to Minnesota!

-Steve


Yeah, I knew that when I listed them. One isn't a console, but weighs as much as one.


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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Wed 11, 2017 1:11 am 
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Haha! We do get some good random stuff in here...

I do most of my random-stuff sales through eBay, but do occasionally buy in the classifieds. Selling on eBay might take a little longer, but that's fine, it usually comes with a bit higher of a price too.

Am I allowed to link to my eBay store in response to a WTB? If I've already created a listing, I'd just assume complete the transaction over there as well, but I don't know if that's frowned upon or not. I'm a bit more commercial than many members here.


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 Post subject: Re: Here's what our classified section is typically like...
PostPosted: Jan Wed 11, 2017 1:31 am 
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No eBay links... If it is yours at least...
If someone posts a link to someone else's listing it is ok.
Just no self promotion..

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