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 Post subject: Krefft Weltfunk W519
PostPosted: Dec Fri 15, 2017 8:12 pm 
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Hi everyone,

Not too long ago I acquired a Krefft Weltfunk W519 radio https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/krefft_weltfunk_w519.html.

One of my neighbors saw it sitting in my garage and showed interest in buying it. He said he used to have a similar radio that was a Grundig. I told him he could have it for $75, but he said that was too low and that I should sell it for what it's worth. It's in really good condition, but I'm too nervous to power it on.

My question to you all is what would you think is a fair price would be for this radio? I can't find a record of one being bought or sold anywhere online so I'm a little clueless as to what it's worth. Any advice would be appreciated!

-Phil


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 Post subject: Re: Krefft Weltfunk W519
PostPosted: Dec Fri 15, 2017 11:58 pm 
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Pretty radio. That set serviced and playing well, could be $100-150 or so, so I would say $75 unrestored would be fair. It's not a high tube count and is pretty standard mid 50s European design, lower end. So it's not too valuable. Cool set though! JMO

Ted


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 Post subject: Re: Krefft Weltfunk W519
PostPosted: Dec Thu 21, 2017 4:44 pm 
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Thanks Ted! I had a feeling that $75 was pretty fair, but his reaction made me question myself. I'm not trying to rip him off, especially since he's my neighbor!

-Phil


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 Post subject: Re: Krefft Weltfunk W519
PostPosted: Jan Mon 01, 2018 2:46 am 
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That price seems fair to me. Your neighbor understands that it likely needs to be serviced, right? For any radio that old, it's pretty standard procedure to replace all of the old electrolytic and paper capacitors, which degrade with age whether or not the radio is used. The articles listed on the following page can help him if he's a radio novice and wants to restore the electronics: https://antiqueradio.org/begin.htm .

Regards,

Phil Nelson
Phil's Old Radios
https://antiqueradio.org/index.html


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