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 Post subject: Help With Looking For A Radio
PostPosted: Feb Tue 12, 2019 7:08 pm 
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Hi, All:
I'm just a year and a half into this hobby and don't know how to do some things. I have a customer who is looking for a Philips BX490A table radio. I think these were made in Holland and have no idea if they were even sold in the U.S.

Is there any way to advertise somewhere that you are looking for a particular set? I put a request on Radio Museum, but have got no response.

Thanks!

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Help With Looking For A Radio
PostPosted: Feb Tue 12, 2019 7:18 pm 
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Place a WTB (wanted to buy) Ad. in the classified forum here at arf...
Read the rules!
viewforum.php?f=15

You can include a photo if you wish. Lol

Posting photos to a forum thread...
The skinny: viewtopic.php?p=2717120#p2717120

Greg.

Edit: Here is the (Model number) code breaker for Philips.
viewtopic.php?p=2872466#p2872466


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 Post subject: Re: Help With Looking For A Radio
PostPosted: Feb Tue 12, 2019 7:52 pm 
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Radio Museum has a place to post a Wanted ad but you have to be a member to use it.
https://www.radiomuseum.org/dsp_market_editor.cfm?category_id=1

You may need to put the ad in several languages since a lot of the museum members do not read English.

One of these sold in Poland last month for $55.
https://allegro.pl/oferta/radio-lampowe-philips-bx490-a-17-1949r-art-deco-7797696473

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 Post subject: Re: Help With Looking For A Radio
PostPosted: Feb Tue 12, 2019 9:16 pm 
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Thanks, guys. Already posted the ad on Radio Museum. I'll take a shot at doing one here if I can figure it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Help With Looking For A Radio
PostPosted: Feb Tue 12, 2019 9:29 pm 
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None on all-of-goodwill and... all-of-craigslist.

offerup has blocked people from outside of the US... :shock:
not sure if you can search all of it anyway.

When logged into ebay, do a search and save your search.
They will shoot you an e-mail the next time one pops up.

Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: Help With Looking For A Radio
PostPosted: Feb Tue 12, 2019 9:56 pm 
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Thanks everyone. I think I have all three suggested options here covered.


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 Post subject: Re: Help With Looking For A Radio
PostPosted: Feb Wed 13, 2019 9:33 pm 
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Many Philips models were sold in Canada, so try Kijiji, and Craigs List in Ontario and Quebec, then work your way East and West. However, I've not seen that particular model for sale AFAIK.

Try contacting collectors in Holland, and you will find one there.

http://home.hccnet.nl/piet.blaas/bx490a.htm

For technical info, these guys:
http://www.nvhr.nl/frameset.htm?&ContentFrame

Right click a webpage and with Win10, a window comes up with the option to Translate.

There are Buy/Sell websites in Europe, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Help With Looking For A Radio
PostPosted: Feb Wed 13, 2019 10:56 pm 
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To quote Daryl Zero:
"Now, a few words on looking for things. When you go looking for something specific, your chances of finding it are very bad. Because of all the things in the world, you're only looking for one of them. When you go looking for anything at all, your chances of finding it are very good. Because of all the things in the world, you're sure to find some of them."

Of course, you didn't say why your customer is seeking this specific radio. I'm sure he has his reason.

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 Post subject: Re: Help With Looking For A Radio
PostPosted: Feb Thu 14, 2019 3:26 am 
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Thanks, John. Never heard of that Kijiji thing. I'll Google it.

Customer wants it as a birthday present for his grandfather, who apparently used to have one.


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 Post subject: Re: Help With Looking For A Radio
PostPosted: Feb Thu 14, 2019 4:16 am 
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Ontario Kijiji is where radios are, over 600 listings at the moment, includes a beautiful 10 tuber Philips, but not the one you seek.

Here is a site you may want to monitor. This seller has had several of those 490's for sale in past auctions.

https://auction.catawiki.com/lotsfrom/dirksen124

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 Post subject: Re: Help With Looking For A Radio
PostPosted: Feb Thu 14, 2019 5:11 am 
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westcoastjohn wrote:
Here is a site you may want to monitor. This seller has had several of those 490's for sale in past auctions.
https://auction.catawiki.com/lotsfrom/dirksen124

In fact, not from that seller, but there is one on there right now, ends in 3+ days:

https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/240 ... tube-radio

Overseas shipping == a drag.

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 Post subject: Re: Help With Looking For A Radio
PostPosted: Feb Thu 14, 2019 11:31 am 
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In 1949 when this set was made, there still weren't many European sets being exported to the US. The ones that did make it here often came back with servicemen who were stationed overseas. It really wasn't until the mid '50s when significant numbers of European sets began to be exported.

I'd be watching the European ebay sites, though shipping it isn't going to be cheap. That will probably be your best bet at locating one.

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 Post subject: Re: Help With Looking For A Radio
PostPosted: Feb Thu 14, 2019 3:34 pm 
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Thanks , Rodney!! I'll contact my customer!!

I don't know how to do the PM thing. I'll try to figure that out later.


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