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 Post subject: Philco 48-206
PostPosted: Sep Wed 11, 2019 7:38 pm 
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Recently picked up this radio at a flea market and refurbished it (caps, tubes etc.) so that it now plays very well. I looked it up on e-bay to assess its value and they had one priced at $500 then found another source pricing it "as is" for $147. Dors anyone have an idea about what is so special about it to resell at such high prices? Al K


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 48-206
PostPosted: Sep Wed 11, 2019 7:50 pm 
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Anyone can *ask* whatever they want, but doesn't mean that they'll get anywhere near it. Closed sales are always the best indicator of value.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 48-206
PostPosted: Sep Wed 11, 2019 7:51 pm 
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You must be using a different ebay than I am. I see one listed for $30 (for several weeks now), and the more accurate way to tell - one sold for $100, another (mislabeled as 48-2016) sold for $30.
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 Post subject: Re: Philco 48-206
PostPosted: Sep Wed 11, 2019 8:12 pm 
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That's one of the first antique radios I ever got around '79-'80. It was at a flea market for $5 and worked.
There's no reason the value would be high on that set. It's on the low end of the desirability chart with it's textured molded cabinet. At a local radio meet it would be a $30-$40 radio. Having said that it's a nice set to use every day.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 48-206
PostPosted: Sep Wed 11, 2019 9:00 pm 
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I use the Sold Items option on ebay (found on the left side of the search results screen) to estimate value. Even then, that can be misleading depending on who bought it and when. Auction starting prices and BIN's for current listings have no bearing on value.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 48-206
PostPosted: Sep Thu 12, 2019 4:40 am 
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He's right about sold listings, because there's a good chance that those were actually bargains. Anybody can ASK $100000000 for an old box, but not everyone can sell said box for even $1. I got screwed like that before. Just trying to look out for you. However, about the radio, usually, at least the ones I've seen are in horrendous shape, and that's because the tube heat actually warped them. That one looks ok.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 48-206
PostPosted: Sep Fri 13, 2019 9:44 pm 
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Thanks to all for your feedback. I had a feeling that the prices I saw were a bit inflated. Regards to all, Al K


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