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 Post subject: Philco 38-690
PostPosted: Oct Thu 15, 2020 7:37 pm 
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This -690 has been on eBay for several weeks and has not received any bids. Opening price is low for this radio. What's wrong with it that I don't see?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193709652806?V ... 3709652806

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690
PostPosted: Oct Thu 15, 2020 8:02 pm 
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Maybe because it's local pickup only in South Dakota. Don't we have a member in South Dakota?


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690
PostPosted: Oct Thu 15, 2020 8:12 pm 
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Not only local P/U, but the price seems kinda high for a console in the radio-rich Midwest.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690
PostPosted: Oct Thu 15, 2020 8:18 pm 
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Opening price is low but there is a reserve price higher than that.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690
PostPosted: Oct Thu 15, 2020 9:32 pm 
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Some people just simply get turned off in having to play the reserve game. Seller should state the absolute minimum bid that can win the radio or just place a BIN price and leave it at that. It also doesn't help that he's in a fairly isolated part of the US.

I see lesser radios in the background that I'd personally sell off first, why is this seller wanting to sell this particular set unless he might not really want to sell it at all. Could be he has an unattainably high reserve because he's just fishing for values.

Seller also has an auction for a 1937 Sparton 1567 with a BIN price of $700 and only $10.90 to mail it: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Sparton-1 ... SwqDJfdkhf

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690
PostPosted: Oct Fri 16, 2020 12:49 am 
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I'm in SD but Rap is 5hrs from me. Plus it has a reserve so the low starting bid means nothing.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690
PostPosted: Oct Fri 16, 2020 1:20 am 
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Pretty sure the 690 had a BIN price of $1k the last time around. The other 690 may be listed for $2k, but at least VT is a little closer to the population centers of the north east.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690
PostPosted: Oct Sat 17, 2020 3:23 am 
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I’d be interested but I’ve already got a pair of them... another collector friend of mine nearby also has one... I agree with just set a minimum price and go from there... I’d have no problem driving the 5 hours across the state but not paying $1K for it... only payed $500 for the pair of mine but had to drive 23 hours round trip to southern Illinois to get them... would have rather driven 10 hours for this one but no need for another... I contacted the seller and he said he is selling it to make room for new radios... he bought it from Willie a few years ago... he only buys radios that have good original finishes on them as he doesn’t do cabinet work and he said he doesn’t do electrical restorations and only buys ones that still play... sounds like he wants to start rotating his collection... he has a Darth Vader Zenith in his collection but says he won’t sell that one... maybe he plays them until they start having issues and then sells them... don’t know.... told him he might have issues selling without offering shipping.. it has been listed 3 times now with no bidders...


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690
PostPosted: Oct Sat 17, 2020 7:13 am 
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He could probably offer it with west coast delivery and cover his gas and motel costs and have a nice vacation out west as there are VERY few upper line Philcos in CA, OR or WA. An experienced collector there pays $1000-$2000 a month in home taxes so $1K is pocket lint to those folks. We had some dealers back in the 90's bring a truck to our Michigan shows, buy up about 25 console radios and haul them out to the LA area. He chose nice original finish ones mostly. Made 3X his money on all I heard, back then without doing anything to them. So, its worth travelling to the Midwest or East coast if you are a buyer.

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