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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sat 01, 2019 8:42 pm 
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"Just needs a tube"

I'm surprised nobody posted this one.


...or a fuse... My thought is always 'well, then, why don't YOU replace the tube or fuse or whatever easily-made-repair you mention, then sell it as, you know - WORKING??? Seems an easy way to both increase the likelihood of selling it, and probably get more $$ for it to boot.

(Yes, we all know the answer to that question...)

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sat 01, 2019 8:53 pm 
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always, and i mean ALWAYS replace the blown 1A fuse with a 5A fuse to see if that "gets it going".

fuses NEVER blow for a reason. they blow because the design engineers did not use one strong enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sat 01, 2019 9:06 pm 
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Don't you hate it when someone takes 10 pictures of the leather case it came in? We know the leather is old worn and torn. What we need to know is what the inside of the radio looks like. Missing knobs are really annoying too. If you expect to sell a radio... And please, is it asking too much to post clear, not blurry pictures? Do I really have to say this?


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sat 01, 2019 11:04 pm 
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Cubdriver wrote:
Kestas wrote:
"Just needs a tube"

I'm surprised nobody posted this one.


...or a fuse... My thought is always 'well, then, why don't YOU replace the tube or fuse or whatever easily-made-repair you mention, then sell it as, you know - WORKING??? Seems an easy way to both increase the likelihood of selling it, and probably get more $$ for it to boot.

(Yes, we all know the answer to that question...)

-Pat

Great point!


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sat 01, 2019 11:37 pm 
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Dutch Rabbit wrote:
always, and i mean ALWAYS replace the blown 1A fuse with a 5A fuse to see if that "gets it going".

fuses NEVER blow for a reason. they blow because the design engineers did not use one strong enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sat 01, 2019 11:40 pm 
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Zenith Royal wrote:
Don't you hate it when someone takes 10 pictures of the leather case it came in? We know the leather is old worn and torn. What we need to know is what the inside of the radio looks like. Missing knobs are really annoying too. If you expect to sell a radio... And please, is it asking too much to post clear, not blurry pictures? Do I really have to say this?

Just got the "missing knob" (band selector) on a Panasonic rf-1150 a couple weeks ago. Didn't notice it in the pic, not being familiar with the radio.
On the plus side, the radio recieves beautifully, and the gyro antenna works properly! : )


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sat 01, 2019 11:42 pm 
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Way too many times I've seen pictures that are either way too dark, or they show the radio backlit, facing away from the sun. Sometimes the radio will be at the garage opening, being photographed from inside the garage.

You don't have to be a marketing genius to know how important it is to take a decent photo.


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sun 02, 2019 12:46 am 
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I've seen pics so dark it was impossible to see anything but a vague shape of some sort.


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sun 02, 2019 4:26 am 
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W@W! or L@@K! = I should be paying you to take it off my hands.

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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Dalton wrote:
I've seen pics so dark it was impossible to see anything but a vague shape of some sort.

That could either be from stupidity or intentionally...

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sun 02, 2019 12:34 pm 
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"My Grandparents bought this set new".
The seller may think this sweetens the pot for a slight premium price. To be fair, I wrote this once on an item and can say that potential buyers are neither impressed, care, or willing to give you 10 cents more because of it. Whether it's an automobile or a radio, even if 20 owners had it before, all the buyer cares about it's present condition and price. Sometimes the original owner didn't take care of the item while 20 collectors treated it like a jewel. It's an interesting fact to mention when your talking about your personal item, but it really means nothing when you sell it.


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sun 02, 2019 7:48 pm 
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fifties wrote:
Dalton wrote:
I've seen pics so dark it was impossible to see anything but a vague shape of some sort.

That could either be from stupidity or intentionally...

Dealing with one of those right now.
Using my heart and not my brain on this one....


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
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Dalton wrote:
fifties wrote:
Dalton wrote:
I've seen pics so dark it was impossible to see anything but a vague shape of some sort.

That could either be from stupidity or intentionally...

Dealing with one of those right now.
Using my heart and not my brain on this one....

Not smart...

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Sun 02, 2019 9:25 pm 
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Too late. The G.E. P4990A is enroute, dry caps, dirty switches and all!
Angels watch over fools and radio nuts...

Saw another good one today -

"I picked up some f.m. stations, but didn't try the other bands as I don't know how to work them... "


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Mon 03, 2019 3:43 am 
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I wonder how many sellers turn a set on and, not hearing anything after two or three seconds, turn it off claiming it doesn't work because they're used to solid state equipment. OTOH, an unintended consequence of this may be that a set is saved from complete self destruction.
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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Mon 03, 2019 5:34 am 
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Absolutely true.


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Mon 03, 2019 5:40 am 
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Selling off my collection due to illness

Translation: it makes him sick when he looks at them


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Mon 03, 2019 6:42 am 
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"Thinning the herd"...Getting rid of all the sets I bought to fix and couldn't.

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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Mon 03, 2019 4:19 pm 
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SHOVELHEAD TOO wrote:
Selling off my collection due to illness

Translation: it makes him sick when he looks at them

Realizing how much money is tied up.
I know that feeling sometimes.


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 Post subject: Re: Glossary of Online Auction Terms for Radio Hunters
PostPosted: Jun Mon 03, 2019 4:20 pm 
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fifties wrote:
"Thinning the herd"...Getting rid of all the sets I bought to fix and couldn't.

I have a few!


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