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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Tue 04, 2019 4:01 am 
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How could I forget -

"Displays nicely"

translation - paperweight



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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Tue 11, 2019 1:30 am 
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Chuck Penson, in the Heathkit Guide to Amateur Radio Products, lists the following:

"I don't know if it works" - it's dead.
"I don't know what this is" - it's dead.
"Untested" - it's dead.
"No way to test it" - it's dead.
"As-is" - it's dead.

And my favorite:

"The chord(!) has been cut off" - We tried it, it smoked, now it's dead.

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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All classics!

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Tue 11, 2019 1:28 pm 
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The parts are worth somewhere around that much...


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Tue 11, 2019 4:48 pm 
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"just needs a little tlc"...

translation - needs a time machine to take it back to the last time it worked, so you can figure out what's wrong with it...


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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radioterry wrote:
The parts are worth somewhere around that much...

And its corollary: the tubes alone are worth that much. Often said of Dime A Dozen tubes.

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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My new favorite: "The wires are all perished in the back."

https://maine.craigslist.org/atq/d/bath ... 45714.html

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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Perish the thought!

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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The most useless description of all: "it used to work"


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sat 15, 2019 4:27 am 
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I love that one!

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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Jazzguy54 wrote:
The most useless description of all: "it used to work"

How about "normal wear and tear"?
Translation - my kids put it in the dryer to see if it would keep playing.


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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Another new one: "genuine"

https://nh.craigslist.org/atq/d/amherst ... 44336.html

Genuine warped tenite escutcheon, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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5Y4GT wrote:
Another new one: "genuine"

https://nh.craigslist.org/atq/d/amherst ... 44336.html

Genuine warped tenite escutcheon, too.



And it used to work!


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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Dutch Rabbit wrote:

"professionally restored"--hack job by some weekend kitchen table technician

steve



Hey now! I resemble that remark! :wink: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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I personally like the "Extremely Rare" tag. Which really means.... if the seller really knew it was extremely rare they wouldn't be selling it for $175!! and IF the seller bothered to check on a reliable source site they would find out that only 110,000 of these sets were EVER made.

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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rmileham wrote:
Dutch Rabbit wrote:

"professionally restored"--hack job by some weekend kitchen table technician

steve



Hey now! I resemble that remark! :wink: :lol:

Russ

no, not you at all because you are an ARF member.

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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Used by stereo/hifi sellers when they tried to fix it and couldn't/wouldn't because it's a total loss: I have too many projects

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jul Wed 03, 2019 5:59 am 
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AuroraOldRadios wrote:
Used by stereo/hifi sellers when they tried to fix it and couldn't/wouldn't because it's a total loss: I have too many projects


"Could use a good cleaning"


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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5Y4GT wrote:
Genuine warped tenite escutcheon, too.

That makes it worth more than a set with a knockoff warped Tenite escutcheon. :D
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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jul Sat 13, 2019 11:24 pm 
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"something must have happened in shipping"


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