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 Post subject: Outragously Expensive Television
PostPosted: May Fri 08, 2020 11:15 pm 
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This television cost is $80211. Am I really seeing this right? Or Have I completely lost it? Golly.
https://denver.craigslist.org/atq/d/denver-antique-stromberg-carlson/7109771161.html
What do these people think? Just because it was made in 1950, doesn't mean it should cost 80K. Sad.

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 Post subject: Re: Outragously Expensive Television
PostPosted: May Fri 08, 2020 11:17 pm 
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80211 is the zip code.


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 Post subject: Re: Outragously Expensive Television
PostPosted: May Fri 08, 2020 11:22 pm 
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Now that's frickin' funny.


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 Post subject: Re: Outragously Expensive Television
PostPosted: May Fri 08, 2020 11:28 pm 
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In the body of the ad it says "$300 OBO." It also says "TV and all the knobs work."

However the ad doesn't have a photo with a raster (or TV program image) appearing on the screen. It doesn't say whether or not it has been restored. The photos do show a cabinet that looks clean and well cared for. It doesn't seem to be a "barn fresh" item.

Disclaimer: I only collect radios. I know nothing about appropriate prices for 1950's vintage TV sets.

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 Post subject: Re: Outragously Expensive Television
PostPosted: May Sat 09, 2020 1:31 am 
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RadiosEtc wrote:
80211 is the zip code.


Yep, seller put his zip code in the wrong field. CL forces you to enter a zip code for ALL postings, including "community" postings like rants and raves! It's the worst thing about CL IMO. Never used to do that, but now there's no way around it. This seller simply wasn't paying attention and put his zip in the price box. As noted, he actually wants $300, but he doesn't have a pic with the screen lit. Old DTV to analog converter boxes are $5 at thrift stores. I guess he figures he can't turn it on since there are no more analog signals. Probably not the sharpest tool in the box.


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 Post subject: Re: Outragously Expensive Television
PostPosted: May Sun 10, 2020 12:21 am 
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I think that's the one missing all knobs. There's been an SC TV out there for months with missing knobs.

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 Post subject: Re: Outragously Expensive Television
PostPosted: May Sun 10, 2020 2:44 am 
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I have an Italian mechanical watch that cost me 600 closeout. An obscure website elsewhere, later on, had one and was asking 5000$ Asking...asking.... Just like this one, asking. Well it depends on the market but big console TVs of doubtful functionality and limited usefulness to the general public are not gonna usually draw big crowds with money, I would think. Not that many years ago everyone else that had one probably put them at the curb.

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PostPosted: May Sun 10, 2020 12:11 pm 
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Unfortunately it would be tough to even get someone to take it away for free.


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 Post subject: Re: Outragously Expensive Television
PostPosted: May Sun 10, 2020 12:15 pm 
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"all the knobs work" ... gotta luv those guys. :-D. I suppose it's possible that they would not turn.... that would be a "knobs do not work" description.

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 Post subject: Re: Outragously Expensive Television
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Did not see that price :oops: :mrgreen:
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"all the knobs work" ... gotta luv those guys. :-D. I suppose it's possible that they would not turn.... that would be a "knobs do not work" description.

All knobs work. I sure hope they do! :lol: .

Anyway, still pricey. Would pay less than 10 dollars for it. Although, no seller who doesn't know what they are selling is not going to take that. It's much valuable than that!

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