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Value of Vintage Portable Record Players?

September 18, 2020

Value of a Webcor President Record Player? - portable turntable with speakersCan any one help me? I want to sell this on eBay and I'm not sure if this is of any value. It is a Webcor President. I think it is from 1964.

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Value of a Webcor President Record Player?
 

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September 18, 20200 found this helpful
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hello! That looks like a 1964 Webcor EP-1450-1 1A record player. This is the closest I could find for you, listed at $100:

www.shoppok.com/.../a,49,97798,RESTORED-1964-Webcor---TUBE...

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September 21, 20200 found this helpful
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Is the model not on it?

I think it is the 1964 EP-1140-1 --someone is selling the schematic on eBay: www.ebay.com/.../352978740152?hash=item522f2c23b8...

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It looks like you already have yours listed as Webcor President Portable Suitcase Record Player on eBay at $450? If that is not yours, then you will want to watch the one up and see if it sells at that price.

If it were mine, I would start it as a 7 day auction, at $400 and let the market dictate the value--but that is me...I also would not sell it for other than local pick up...so you are brave if you are shipping it!

I am a long time seller and things I no longer sell electronics or glassware on eBay unless it is for local pick up--and now with COVID, I stopped that.

The shipping is too expensive and too dangerous. Too many people get the item that was tested and perfect and it stops working after being shipped.

That is just me! I get it that selling may be how you make your living...so if you are comfortable, I would love to hear your hints and tips on how you make it work!!

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Thanks for sharing this neat piece.

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August 24, 2018

I've looked just about everywhere and I can't seem to find this record player. The closest thing I could find was given about a million different names. Maybe I'm just not looking under the right names. Value of a Zenith Solid State Portable Record Player

 

The case is a plastic off green maybe a pea green. It plays 16s, 331/3s, 45s, and 78s. It has an automatic start and stop

The only things I can seem to find on it is obviously Zenith solid state. All the stuff needed to run it. The needle type. And that it had come with a genuine diamond tip which was kinda common on most back then.
Please help!

Value of a Zenith Solid State Portable Record Player
 
Value of a Zenith Solid State -Portable Record Player - record player
 
Value of a Zenith Solid State Portable Record Player
 

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August 25, 20180 found this helpful
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Here is something similar on eBay. The asking price is $77. Check eBay often for a good idea of what the selling price for these items are. m.ebay.com/.../352436019195?hash=item520ed2dffb...

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August 25, 20180 found this helpful
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Hello! I love the old Zenith turntables. Can you please post a photo of the whole thing and maybe I can tell you more about it.

Some of the ones that are suitcase style (esp. those that were designed for kids or teens) are still quite valuable.

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Sadly, some of the old just plain turntables have very little value. It would be helpful to me to see the whole item, so I don't steer you in the wrong direction! Thanks bunches!!

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August 26, 20180 found this helpful
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This appears to be just the deck or at least that is all we can see. Do you have a cabinet that it fits in? Do you have speakers? Have you tested it in any way other than just turning it on?

  • If this is your complete unit then it may be one of the units that fit inside one of the vintage console cabinets.
  • I'm not sure you will find anything similar if this is all of the unit you have but if you can verify that it works you may be able to sell it without speakers.
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  • Probably the value would be somewhere in the vicinity of $35-$45 but only if you can verify that it is in working order.
  • Here is what units are presently listed on eBay but you will usually not find one that is not in a cabinet of some sort and generally always has speakers attached.
  • www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313...
  • www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Zenith+Solid...
  • If there is more to your unit than we see then let us know and maybe someone can give you more accurate information.
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August 9, 2021

Old "Firestone" record player. Worth anything?

An old record player.
 
The Firestone label on an old record player.
 
A portable record player.
 

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August 20, 20211 found this helpful
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The old record player is coming back in style, especially with the younger generation . Original Sound Track Records are getting hard to find especially name brand recordings on the 50s bands.

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I volunteer at a local thrift shop and we do occasional get a player and records donated, they are quickly sold.

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Is it fully functioning? Just the record player?

They average $20 in online sales. (SOLD prices, not asking).

That said, if you are selling in a local venue, start high and take best offer.

If you do sell local, be sure to have record so someone can test it (unless you are advertising it for parts). People are really picky about their sound quality and will want to hear what they are buying.

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January 17, 2019

What would my childhood record player be worth? It is still in excellent working order.

Value of Vintage Kingsley Portable Record Player
 

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January 17, 20190 found this helpful
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This is a UK version and if yours is an exact match, it sold recently on eBay for 43.00 US (and some change). That would be today's market value:

www.ebay.com/.../253970593782?hash=item3b21d3b7f6...

If you find others online that have sold, you can average them together to get the value.

Thanks for sharing! Seeing this was a nice memory!

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I have found sites where similar and exact models have been listed on different auction/sales sites over the years but not all were sold. The ones that did sell sold for under $60 and most sold for under $45.

Kingsley is not a well known or sought after brand; their main product was radios and parts for radios and they only produced record players for a few years.

Condition of these record players is of the most importance as the speakers are not that good so these are mostly for "once in a while" use and as a conversation piece.

Your player looks to be in good condition but I do see some flaws.
Is the outside of the case in very good condition?
Do you have the piece for playing 45 records?
Have you tested it lately to be sure it is in good working condition?
Do you have a good needle?
These are the kind of things that a potential buyer would want to know.

These players are still heavy and will not be easy to ship so you may want to list it on a local site like Craigslist, USA4Sale or Nextdoor so it can be seen and picked up with no shipping involved.
On these sites you can list at whatever price you wish and just lower the price if no one shows an interest.

Here is like or similar player with information.

www.radiomuseum.org/.../kingsley_kp_200.html#a

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June 26, 2020

I was just wondering what this record player is valued at. It is a 1950 portable Sonic Capri 333, in the original case. It is in good working condition. It does have some writing on the case from a dear friend of mine from back when she was in her teens.

She passed a few years ago & would now be in her 70s.

An open portable record player
 
The case of a portable record player.
 

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In 2019 a person listed this same record player on eBay for the price of $49.99 + shipping. The listing was taken down and I can not find out if the player was sold or not. It appears he was not able to sell this and decided to remove the listing for it.

I have found a second one listed on eBay that is selling for parts only. The person is asking $34.12 for the broken player.

Here is another one listed that appears to be in the same type of box yours is in that they are asking $179 for it. They have discounted this because it has not sold. You can check out this listing and see if it is the same box as the one you have or not. www.ebay.ca/.../292861221143?hash=item442fe39917...

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It appears that this particular model must have a lot of problems as almost everyone that I've found is been sold 'as is' either for parts or has something that is not working properly.

Asking prices do not reflect a 'current value' as only a sold item of the exact same quality/condition would be considered 'value' and with items like this that will never happen as each one will be in very different conditions.
I only found one that was sold and that sold over a year ago. It needed repairs and was sold for $50.

offerup.com/.../

This one appears to be in good working condition but is in a different style case (really nice looking) and seller is asking $50. No way to know how long it has been up for sale or if it will sell.

www.abandonedtreasureshunt.com/.../

I believe the condition of your case will lower the value even if yours is in working condition.

If you wish to list yours for sale I would suggest listing on sites like Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, offerup, letgo, etc so you can list it on several sites and also list it as 'local pick up only' as shipping would be very expensive and also difficult to ship safely.
You can start your price higher (whatever you wish) and if it has no takers in a few weeks then lower the price and so on.
Be very sure you list the description correctly.

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March 16, 2020

I have a ELPICO RP770 battery operated record player. I can't find anything on the internet about this record player. I am wondering if you know anything about it.Information and Value of ELPICO RP770 Record Player - portable record player

 

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Information and Value of ELPICO RP770 Record Player
 

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March 16, 20200 found this helpful

The only information I can find about this record player is a PDF file that can be downloaded here www.pamphonic.co.uk/Trader_Yearbook_1963.pdf. Other than this nobody seems to be offering this item for sale and there aren't any images of it online that I can find to help you out. I would go to a vintage record player site or forum to get a bit more help. Maybe they know a lot more about this item because when you search online there is nothing there at all.

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July 1, 2019

It's a Webcore record player, model number 333-2.

Value of a Vintage Webcore Portable Record Player - open to see the turntable
 
Value of a Vintage Webcore Portable Record Player
 

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July 1, 20190 found this helpful

In the $50-$75 range.

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