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 Post subject: Regency TR-1
PostPosted: Jun Fri 04, 2021 1:10 pm 
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gotta love these clueless sellers, little does he know it will bid up to hundreds of dollars. :D
https://www.ebay.com/itm/184869142588?m ... f832f0147a


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 Post subject: Re: Question about Regency TR-1
PostPosted: Jun Fri 04, 2021 3:07 pm 
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What on earth makes you think that the seller is clueless.
They have been selling on eBay for 24 years and the photos show all surfaces with a chassis and back cover view.

An experienced seller. lol
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 Post subject: Re: Question about Regency TR-1
PostPosted: Jun Fri 04, 2021 6:52 pm 
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What on earth makes you think that the seller is clueless.
They have been selling on eBay for 24 years and the photos show all surfaces with a chassis and back cover view.

An experienced seller. lol
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Agreed...

Low open price starts the bidding frenzy.

If he'd listed for say $500, would just set there till end of auction.

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 Post subject: Regency TR-1
PostPosted: Jun Fri 04, 2021 9:14 pm 
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that's not what I meant, clearly, the seller is experienced and includes good pictures.
my guess was he found it at an estate for cheap and has no idea what it's worth, or as Tom said he mat have done it on purpose.

That's all I meant.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about Regency TR-1
PostPosted: Jun Sat 05, 2021 12:03 am 
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Don't kid yourself. He knows what he's got. A quick cursory search of eBay sold's would reveal market value. As pointed out, starting low gins up the bidding frenzy, and those bidders will then have it in their "My Ebay" page, as a reminder of the auction.

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 Post subject: Re: Regency TR-1
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I don't think the seller's clueless at all. I think he knows exactly what he has and by starting his auction with a low bid just shows he has high confidence in the auction's outcome. Many times it's the sellers who lack confidence that either place reserves or high starting prices on their auctions.

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 Post subject: Re: Regency TR-1
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If he had a working unit with recaps and the new caps stuffed into the old cans, what would these go for?


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 Post subject: Re: Regency TR-1
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So the hammer price ended up being $560. Down somewhat from previous years, but still a decent price for the seller.

N4NYY, the four Electrolytic capacitors in this circuit are not "cans", LOL, but axial lead paper and wax units. My Bunis Guide states that working Transistor radios only fetch about 10% more than non working units.

In fact, if I see a recapped TR-1, 1G, 4, etc., it diminishes the value in my eyes, as it's no longer 100% authentic, so there's a downside -at least with some collectors.

What I personally do is to mount replacement caps underneath the PCB, and out of sight. That way the radio looks original, and yet performs.


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 Post subject: Re: Regency TR-1
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If I had one of these I wouldn't touch it, even if it didn't work.
I am sure Richard could verify this but I don't think the tr-1 is the hottest performer. The tr-4 may be though.


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 Post subject: Re: Regency TR-1
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No, with four Transistors and some components newly made at the time, as their were none this small, it's certainly not a stellar performer. The 1G and 4 are each improvements, but again, not superlative.

The Philco T-45 with four metal encased bullet shaped Transistors and a longer ferrite core antenna can blow it's doors off, performance wise. But the TR-1 was the first of it's type, and that's it's claim to fame. All other attributes, audio quality, sensitivity, etc., come in second place.

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 Post subject: Re: Regency TR-1
PostPosted: Jun Sat 12, 2021 2:41 pm 
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So the hammer price ended up being $560. Down somewhat from previous years, but still a decent price for the seller.

N4NYY, the four Electrolytic capacitors in this circuit are not "cans", LOL, but axial lead paper and wax units. My Bunis Guide states that working Transistor radios only fetch about 10% more than non working units.

In fact, if I see a recapped TR-1, 1G, 4, etc., it diminishes the value in my eyes, as it's no longer 100% authentic, so there's a downside -at least with some collectors.

What I personally do is to mount replacement caps underneath the PCB, and out of sight. That way the radio looks original, and yet performs.


Wow! No cans. That would be a problem for restuff!


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 Post subject: Re: Regency TR-1
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no use for an authentic dead radio those caps would be immediately replaced.


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