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 Post subject: What would you pay? Rockola jukebox 1484.
PostPosted: Mar Fri 11, 2016 10:27 pm 
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I have he option on buying a 1960 rockola 1484. They have had appraised at $300 and that's what they are asking. Keeping in the money would be going to a volunteered ran costume rental place. I haven't seen it personally yet just the pics below. I'll see it on Monday. Is it worth getting it to restore? I won't be reselling it.
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 Post subject: Re: What would you pay? Rockola jukebox 1484.
PostPosted: Mar Fri 11, 2016 10:34 pm 
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I'm certainly no expert with jukeboxes, but I do know that the market is soft for even ones from the "golden-age" (late '30's-'40's). I would suspect that model would have a fairly low value even in excellent, complete condition. It looks like it's going to be a substantial investment to restore it. Having said that, you still may want to go for it even if the costs go beyond it's value if you really like it.


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 Post subject: Re: What would you pay? Rockola jukebox 1484.
PostPosted: Mar Fri 11, 2016 11:51 pm 
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That actually looks like the carcass of a 1961 model 1493.

It's a parts unit. It looks to have been stripped of the record player, selection buttons, and God knows what else. As it sits, it's worth maybe $50-$100 to someone who needed the light up emblem from the front or the castings. You'd put way more time, effort, and money into tracking down everything that's missing than it would ever be worth. I'd look for a better candidate.

These so-called "appraisers" crack me up. Even moreso when someone sets their asking price to what an appraiser says. Move on and don't look back.

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 Post subject: Re: What would you pay? Rockola jukebox 1484.
PostPosted: Mar Sat 12, 2016 1:31 am 
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I have to agree with what others have said, it looks like it's basically just a stripper, was probably not worth repairing when it quit so they started stripping Parts off of it to keep others going. I would venture to guess you're going to be looking at a substantial amount of money probably in excess of 5 to $600 just to get the parts needed, and then you would still have to restore the cabinet and put it all back together. If you really are interested and you have to have it, I would offer him no more than 50 to $75, and if they refuse walk away you can find a decent jukebox for $300, I'm not saying you'll find it right now but they're out there. Especially that type and style.


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 Post subject: Re: What would you pay? Rockola jukebox 1484.
PostPosted: Mar Sat 12, 2016 1:52 am 
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Thanks for the info guys. I was assuming that it was a junker but I wanted to make sure.


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 Post subject: Re: What would you pay? Rockola jukebox 1484.
PostPosted: Mar Sat 12, 2016 3:33 am 
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If it were free, I would pass on it.


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 Post subject: Re: What would you pay? Rockola jukebox 1484.
PostPosted: Mar Sat 12, 2016 10:06 pm 
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I'll bet that the amp and speakers are gone, too.

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 Post subject: Re: What would you pay? Rockola jukebox 1484.
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Looks to me like what's left after someone strpped the parts they needed to restore another one. The only person who should be interested in buying it would be someone who already owns one and wants a spare parts unit, but certainly not at that price.

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 Post subject: Re: What would you pay? Rockola jukebox 1484.
PostPosted: Mar Mon 14, 2016 4:31 pm 
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So I went to check it out for giggles. There a box of parts that comes with it. The speakers are still there, in the box is the control panel, change dispenser, turn table, motors, amp?, I didn't see a arm. I put in a small offer.
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 Post subject: Re: What would you pay? Rockola jukebox 1484.
PostPosted: Mar Mon 14, 2016 10:25 pm 
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Now that is definitely the definition of "Basket Case"!! Still, way too much.


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 Post subject: Re: What would you pay? Rockola jukebox 1484.
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Looks like someone got in over their head and gave up.


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I put in a small offer.

I hope it was a VERY small offer. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mar Fri 25, 2016 11:33 pm 
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That could be considered a sun bleached carcass. :D

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PostPosted: Mar Wed 30, 2016 1:10 pm 
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If you are good at both mechanical and electronic stuff then go for it, but not for $300. You should try and find out what it is worth in its current condition and offer to pay no more than that.


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 Post subject: Re: What would you pay? Rockola jukebox 1484.
PostPosted: Apr Sat 09, 2016 6:09 am 
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This is about a hundred-buck item, If EVERY part needed is there. The problem is that you'd have to know this model very well to do a mental inventory of whether it is complete.

In one respect, it may be better than buying one with all parts attached. You'd have to have to tear it down to clean things up anyway, so it could be argued that 50% of that work is already done for you.


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