Value of a Seeburg 100 Selectomatic Jukebox

We have this at our firehouse and it still plays. We would like to sell it, can you help us figure out what its worth?

Located in South Hackensack, NJ 07606

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February 6, 20190 found this helpful

Look on eBay. Several models cost a few thousand dollars.

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February 7, 20190 found this helpful

It is difficult to help you find a value as you do not state anything about the overall condition of this machine and only state that it "plays".

  • Value of these machines is determined by several things so when looking for value you have to try and find this model (HF100?) in about the same overall cosmetic condition, sound (speakers in good or excellent condition), plays well, coin operation still working, and also, a very important factor - location.
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  • Location is very important as shipping is very expensive and the average "buyer" will not want to add several hundred dollars to ship an item they have not seen.
  • Most individual sellers will list items as "local pick up only" so if jukeboxes are popular in your area then the value will be higher than in a smaller community that would never even look at a box.
  • Dealers will ship their sold jukeboxes and will sometimes pay for shipping pick up if they find a bargain in a machine they can restore.
  • If this box is not in very good condition then you may want to contact a dealer to see if they might be interested in buying.
  • No matter how you wish to "sell" it you will need lots of very good pictures (we are not even seeing the front of the machine so we may be guessing at the model) as anyone looking to pay even a low price will want to see lots of pictures.
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  • Is this the same model as your machine?
  • www.vintagevending.com/seeburg-hf100r-jukebox
  • If so, then it is a popular model and should sell for several hundred (maybe thousands) even if it needs repairs. But, then again, your area may determine how quickly it would sell and also the end dollar amount.
  • Here is a link to a dealer that buys used jukeboxes and he likes Seeburg so you might contact him and see what he tells you. He will want to know a lot about the condition and will want several good pictures.
  • www.nationaljukebox.com/
  • When you find out what he will pay then you will have a better idea of your chances for selling it in your area. You may not be able to add much more than 20-30% above his offer.
  • If you list your box on your local Craigslist, USA4Sale or any other local site you should start with a higher price (good pictures & true condition) and reduce it if no one shows an interest.
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  • Here is a link that has information about Seeburg machines.
  • www.jukeboxguide.com/.../Collection.htm
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February 9, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

I looked on ebay and found that these are going for $3,500.00 and above :)

Blessings,

Robyn

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February 11, 20190 found this helpful

Do you think I should try to sell this for $3000 ?

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February 11, 20190 found this helpful

The sellers on eBay that are asking $3,500 usually have boxes that are in excellent condition and many are from dealers who have reconditioned their machines and they can also make arrangements to ship a box.

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Only you know what condition this machine is in and how well it works and what the sound is like. If you think your box is like one of the boxes listed then it may be worth $3,000.
If you plan to try selling on a local site like Craigslist then you should always start at a higher price as you can always lower it if no one shows an interest.
You will still need more and better pictures when you list.
I hope your area is into vintage jukeboxes and you are able to obtain a high price.

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February 12, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for your response.

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February 21, 20190 found this helpful

Is this your machine? It looks like it to me, but I can't be 100% since the tag is pretty worn and I can't get the full view on my tablet screen. If so, this one sold on eBay recently:

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www.ebay.com/.../283349174909?hash=item41f8ed4a7d...

So, if yours is an exact match to the condition and description, the value in today's global market is $455.

The juke market is very complicated. There are so many variables, Like does it have all the records, do they all work, is it coin op and does that work, do all the lights work, is all the glass intact (no cracks or dings), does it have the manual, the list goes on and on.

Your location plays a role also. The one that sold was pick up only in Missouri. In NJ, you may get a different price depending on if there is a big demand for this model and how many are out there being sold.

There are places in your area that can help you find the value for your town, perhaps contact:

Hackensack Record King 201) 488-4232 or Sam's Vending

(484) 843-0569

Selling it online is not easy and most people will not pay big bucks to an unknown person or inexperienced eBayer.

It would be best to sell it somewhere where the person can try it out. Hopefully if these places can't help you, they can tell you who in your town can help you.

As an aside, since you are a fire house, can you put the juke up for auction as part of a fund raiser for your organization? Like sell raffles to win it? That may be the best way to part with it and make money!!! People tend to be generous with such auctions (at least in my neck of the woods.) Just a thought!

Post back how your sale goes!

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