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 Post subject: Any advice on this tv
PostPosted: Jul Sat 06, 2019 11:20 pm 
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Hi All,
Im working on behalf of a non-profit organisation. A house and it's contents were donated. This tv was among the contents. Can anyone tell me what I'm looking at and what i may be able to sell it for? (if thats allowed).
Thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: Any advice on this tv
PostPosted: Jul Sat 06, 2019 11:26 pm 
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With vintage TV's collectors look for the unusual and the rare. Typically pre-1960 tube sets. Yours is a very typical mass-produced black and white TV of the late '60's-early '70's. The value is very low, especially if it doesn't work as-is. If you can get $10 for it, take it. You can try for a little more, but you'll unlikely get a bite that way.


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 Post subject: Re: Any advice on this tv
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 3:52 am 
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Thanks so much for your help and advice


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 Post subject: Re: Any advice on this tv
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 5:40 am 
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List it on eBay with a $25 starting bid. See if anyone bids. Sometimes peoples will pay a lot of money for something because they want one just like they had as a kid or something. Nothing to loose...

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 Post subject: Re: Any advice on this tv
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 5:48 am 
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i think 25 is pushing it, especially if shipping is also involved. maybe if it was cash and carry 25 would do it. i think 25 is the best youll get out of it on a good day

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 Post subject: Re: Any advice on this tv
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 6:02 am 
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i think 25 is pushing it, especially if shipping is also involved. maybe if it was cash and carry 25 would do it. i think 25 is the best youll get out of it on a good day


I don't mean to be contradictory, but you may be surprised at what this stuff sells for on eBay. I agree that you would be lucky to get $10 for it at a yard sale, but if you offer to ship it across the world on eBay, you may be surprised. I picked three recently sold GE black and white solid state TVs from eBay complete items as examples. Note that none of the below prices include shipping, so the buyer is paying over $100 in each case.

None of these are the same model, but they will give you an idea of what to expect:
$35: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-General-El ... SwobJcplHV

$46: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-GE-Gen ... SwHFhcvcY7

$40: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-9in-Te ... SwSzNbhID-

The same goes for vintage CRTs. You are lucky if you can find a "common" 10BP4 that is tested good on eBay that sells for less than $200.

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 Post subject: Re: Any advice on this tv
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 12:16 pm 
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Ok Thank you all


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 Post subject: Re: Any advice on this tv
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 2:40 pm 
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It's a RARE T-5 Chassis GE. Model number should be TR100TEB-5. It's 12V operable too, with the accessory AP-101 battery pack "kit".

Japan-made by Hitachi, as GE needed a Solid State set to sell in their 1970 line-up, so they re-badged the Hitachi sets as GE.

Yours is the first one I've seen in 30 years - a Dentist we did work for had one, but it never gave him problems at all. He used it to watch the news while enjoying lunch in a nearby park.

I'd imagine yours would need a re-cap at best. Many parts are still available, as the semiconductors were all 2S-series, and are plentiful.

I have the bound service data should you need assistance. I can grab photos of the various parts of the manual (GE F-line Service Data, 1970...) if you need it.

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 Post subject: Re: Any advice on this tv
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 2:42 pm 
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Start the bidding at $9.95 and let it go from there; you might be surprised.

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 Post subject: Re: Any advice on this tv
PostPosted: Jul Thu 11, 2019 2:26 pm 
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Good luck. I tend to avoid those year GE sets. They use Compactron tubes, a real pain to service.


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 Post subject: Re: Any advice on this tv
PostPosted: Jul Thu 11, 2019 5:08 pm 
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K4PIH wrote:
Good luck. I tend to avoid those year GE sets. They use Compactron tubes, a real pain to service.


?? Not this one - all solid state Hitachi inside......

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