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 Post subject: "It's in perfect condition"
PostPosted: Feb Tue 05, 2019 8:34 pm 
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...except for the missing cabinet.

https://providence.craigslist.org/atq/d ... 10510.html


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 Post subject: Re: "It's in perfect condition"
PostPosted: Feb Tue 05, 2019 9:05 pm 
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What's not to like about it? Wrong cabinet, wrong knobs, polished escutcheon. Who knows about the chassis.

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 Post subject: Re: "It's in perfect condition"
PostPosted: Feb Tue 05, 2019 11:46 pm 
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Not all that bad looking for a homebrew setup but it's only worth about $100 at best.

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 Post subject: Re: "It's in perfect condition"
PostPosted: Feb Wed 06, 2019 2:22 am 
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Indiana Radios wrote:
Not all that bad looking for a homebrew setup but it's only worth about $100 at best.


I think you're generous with that estimate. A six tube chassis, lacking knobs and with a bezel that would need to be restored to it's original appearance, chassis in an unknown condition. I'd be more in the $35-$40 range. The cabinet is firewood, I wouldn't keep it. It could take some time to locate a correct cabinet. I've been keeping an eye out for a 12-S-267 cabinet locally for the past few years and I don't know that a 254 cabinet will be any easier to find.

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 Post subject: Re: "It's in perfect condition"
PostPosted: Feb Wed 06, 2019 5:48 am 
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That close-up photo looks very strange....

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 Post subject: Re: "It's in perfect condition"
PostPosted: Feb Wed 06, 2019 6:24 am 
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Both photos kinda look photoshopped.

Maybe it's just a troll ad, to see how many forums talk about it.


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 Post subject: Re: "It's in perfect condition"
PostPosted: Feb Fri 08, 2019 11:11 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: "It's in perfect condition"
PostPosted: Feb Sat 09, 2019 11:08 pm 
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Similar logic applies also to other items, such as older electronic test equipment. I've seen sellers describe 1950's or '60's Simpson and Triplett (good, U.S. brands) test equipment as in perfect condition, or having no defects, where their own photos show maybe a deep scratch, or corrosion on a battery holder, or a non-factory wrong style knob, or non-factory replaced resistors along with several resistors still on the chassis that are definitely burned out as shown by their own photo. If it's an inexperienced "seller", then I suppose they have an excuse; not knowing what the item should look like. I usually review the photos more closely than than written description. I once had this happen the other way around.....where the photos looked grainy, out-of-focus, and the text read "know nothing about item"; but when the tester arrived, I could tell it was perfect, never having been used. I think that sometimes the tough part is telling if a seller is trying to hide a defect; maybe by shooting photos at only certain angles, or not mentioning it didn't work when it was powered up, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: "It's in perfect condition"
PostPosted: Feb Sun 10, 2019 12:06 am 
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AuroraOldRadios wrote:
What's not to like about it? Wrong cabinet, wrong knobs, polished escutcheon. Who knows about the chassis.

Each of the two pictures is from a different radio. The knobs are different in each.

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 Post subject: Re: "It's in perfect condition"
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This is where that dial was lifted from.

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