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Value of a Vintage Console Stereo System

Could someone tell me about this Magnavox automatic 400 record player with am/fm radio? I am interested in how old it is maybe and what it's worth.

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February 13, 20190 found this helpful
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From what I am seeing on eBay, they are from the mid-twentieth century and are worth in the $200 to $300 range

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February 13, 20190 found this helpful
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Hi,

I would say that this is from the 1960 era. I have seen them on E bay for $250 and up. This is a beautiful vintage record player and stereo. This brings back memories!

Blessings,

Robyn

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February 14, 20190 found this helpful
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This brings back lovely memories!! The console turntables were popular from the 50s-70s.

I think this one is from the very early 70s (if it is the original turntable) and based on the spool style decorations on the front) if the turntable is the original one. It is possible the cases is older and a newer turntable was dropped into it. Do you have any history on the piece?

They, sadly, fetch very little where I am. The most I have ever seen one sell for is $35 at a flea market. Most sell for much less. If you were in a place with a high demand and low supply for this, you may fetch much more.

The types that seem to fetch more money are those that are tricked out with the turntable, 8 track, and TV, where everything is in tip top working order. Those can fetch between $100 and $200.

Now, that said, some people take ones like yours apart and sell it off by the piece and get double or triple the "as is" value. This means the turntable, the arm, the motor, the needle, the case all pieced out, can fetch more on their own.

It is a strange dynamic, that frankly makes me sad since these are neat-o items!

Post back if you sell it and what you fetch for it!

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I am wondering if anyone could tell me the value of this Grundig Majestic radio/record player/recorder? Model #5012. The radio works. I am not sure about anything else. It's in beautiful condition.

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March 12, 20200 found this helpful
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I saw a few on eBay and the condition on them was not good at all. They did say the parts inside were in working condition. They were asking $599 for their units. The prices seem to range from $250 to $600 on these units in working condition. Yours is in excellent condition so you should be able to ask a higher price for your. Start off higher and lower price if anyone is interested.

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March 12, 20200 found this helpful
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No one can really give you very much information about a jukebox as most of the time the value will depend on the area the system is located.
You really need to check what might be selling in your area as there are many areas these (even in good condition) are very difficult to sell.
To realize any large sum of money the system will have to be in 'provable' working order and excellent condition or someone will just want to haul it off for you.

Your system is a good brand and looks to be in excellent condition so I would recommend you try to get an appraisal. There are some sites that offer free appraisals but not sure how they are with jukeboxes. It may be worth a try but it is a little trouble filling out the forms and posting good pictures. But if they answer, they will give you valuable information for your area and also possible auction sites.

www.whatsellsbest.com/.../collectibles.html

This is a German brand and there are not very many listed for sale and I have only seen one Grundig sold (nothing like yours) and the only way to determine current value is with a sold item and you will most likely never find a system like yours in a sold category.

If you have any stores in your area that take items like this on consignment this may be something to think about.
Or you may list it on local venues like Craigslist, OfferUp, LetGo, Facebook Marketplace, etc and offer it as local pick up only.
You can start your price high (even several thousand) to see if anyone seems interested and just lower the price if necessary.
Sometimes jukebox enthusiasts check actions to see if anything interesting is available. You will need good pictures and true statement on what works and what may or may not work.

Some jukeboxes are listed on eBay and other sites but there is no way to compare these with yours - and - asking prices are not 'value' prices; just a price a seller would like to receive for their item.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313...

You may be able to contact someone on this site for system information.

www.radiomuseum.org/dsp_kontakt.cfm

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Does anyone know more about this sterogram, such as value, etc. I'm in South Africa.


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August 12, 20190 found this helpful
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It is a really neat piece!

I hope you have someone on this site from South Africa who can help you. It would be very hard for someone like me, in the US, to give you a value for the item.

We have pieces like this here by brands like Phillips and Capeheart, but every market is very unique and these pieces in particular some can be quite valuable and some are worthless. It is very sensitive to where you are located and what buyers want, I would hate to guesstimate for a market with which I am not familiar.

I can tell you generally, what works in the US is if you have consignment stores or better yet, stores that specialize in vintage Hi Fi equipment in your town to talk to them. Shop around and ask what it would cost to buy one like what you have and they would give you the retail value in your area.

Then if you are trying to sell it privately, you would have to deduct at least 25% off of retail to sell OR offer to have it consigned by one of the places you talked to.

I am going to follow this post so I can learn more about sales in other places!! Best wishes in your venture!!!

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September 1, 2020

I'm hoping to sell this beautiful piece in Arizona. It's a Motorola SK11B. How much should I ask for it?


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January 16, 2020

This is my grandmother's console player. It includes a record player, radio, and 8 track player. It is still in good condition and everything works except possibly the 8 track player.

What year is this and what would it be worth? It is probably from the 1960s.

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January 16, 20200 found this helpful
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They have several listed on eBay and a few other sites that are selling for around $250. Back in the late 60s early 70s my parents had one similar to the one you are showing here. I do believe this is the correct time period for this model.

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January 18, 20200 found this helpful
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It really depends where you are, how much you can get for it.

These are a hard sell in many places because there a glut of them.

I am an experienced eBay seller and I would never recommend selling it there, even for local pickup. Just not worth the time and energy.

My best suggestion is to take it to a reseller in your town (a brick and mortar store--ideally one that specializes in things like stereos or amusements) and have them sell it for you--either by consignment or buy it outright.

People who want these are very picky and want it all tested, so if you can't test the 8 track that will be a strike against you.

Going this route will get you the best value for your area.

I can tell you generally I have seen them sell (not asking prices, but sold prices) from $25 to $300. They are all over the place because the sales are from different parts of the country.

Some of the higher values were in Arkansas and Maryland. The lower prices are Pennsylvania, Ohio, and California.

I can also share with you that if you were game to it, there is good money to be made by taking it all apart and selling it for parts. It is a lot of work, but tested and working parts fetch the most money for these pieces.

People often have their own and want to keep theirs going with authentic parts. This is not for the faint of heart, but it is lucrative if you are game!! Search Magnavox parts on eBay's sold section and you can see what things get.

Best wishes! Post back how your sale goes!

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November 6, 2019

This is a RCA model VST 320S, 1974, Serial 31281 0659. We are looking for a price it would sell for today.


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November 7, 20190 found this helpful
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The price people as on eBay vary between $249 to $399. Just keep in mind if you are selling online you must include the cost of shipping for this item. Items this size and weight will cost a great deal of money to ship to the buyer. Therefore, I would recommend selling this in your area. Also keep in mind the prices in your area are different than the prices I have listed for eBay.

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November 7, 20190 found this helpful
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Thanks for asking! There are a huge number of variables with the two biggest being does it all work and where are you located.

Other variables are the condition of the case, does it have any smells, are you including the 8 tracks, is it all original (no repairs/no replacement parts).

The market for resale for these systems is for the working audio pieces (not the item as a whole).

What handy sellers do is test to make sure each piece works, then take it apart and sell it off for parts. That is where the money is in today's market because people want the original parts to keep their own pieces going. Very few people want to buy these as a whole.

In small towns I have seen these sell for as low as $1.00. In bigger cities where there is a glut of them (like where I am), they sell for $10.00 to $25.00. I also see a lot of them by the curb on trash night, which makes me very sad. If you are in a market where these are scarce, you could fetch more for it. These are truly a supply and demand sale and you hope for low supply, high demand to fetch the most money.

I see 8 tracks in the photo and some of those have value (check those out on eBay's sold section). They can ship media mail and I have made some nice money selling those over the years (depending on titles). Right now the Beatles, the Monkees, and Billy Idol are hot sellers for 8 tracks. Check out the sold values for those!!

If you have a bunch with low value, list them as one bulk lot in a 7 day auction starting at the lowest you would want to get (maybe 9.99) and the market will dictate the final price.

Post back how your sales go!!

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August 6, 2019

I have a Philco console stereo record player and radio, model #h332alk. Everything works, but the speakers aren't very loud.


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August 6, 20190 found this helpful
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From what I have seen on eBay, similar systems are asking in the $225 dollar range.

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August 7, 20190 found this helpful
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These are so cool! Bring back lots of good memories! I have heard there is going to be a resurgence of interest in these...and am trying to find the article that I read about it and can't lay my hands on it.

That said, at the moment most of them are sitting unsold in most of the US at prices as low as $60. Sadly I often see them sitting by the curb on trash day :(

You do have some options if you are trying to sell. If you are very handy, there is a market for the parts (like working motors, record player arms and such). If you look at eBay and put Philco turntable or record player parts in the search bar and look at sold items, on almost any given day you will see the parts selling.

There are people who love these pieces, have their own and keep them going by buying working used parts from the internet.

The cabinets are the hardest part of the sale. There are some artists who like them to turn into things, but they usually want to pay next to nothing so they can paint, flip, and make a profit.

Post back with an update!

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November 15, 2020

The model number 1s3485. Any info would be welcome. I know nothing about these. It is a Fleetwood.


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We have a Motorola early 1970s era vintage console stereo, TV, and record player integrated floor unit. The measurements are 66" x 19.5 x 31". The AM/FM radio and record player still work, but not the TV. I am not 100% sure, but it could have mold concealed inside the TV glass, but also confirmed it's not on the outside glass or anywhere else on the wood cabinet.

I would like to remove it and ideally am looking for a collector or buyer of parts who would want to remove it from the home for free.

Considering the possible issue with the TV tube is it still worth anything?

Anyone know of anyone around or within Los Angeles, CA county area that would be interested ?

Thank you.

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August 27, 2020

I have a console stereo record player. It says that it plays a (45' to a 18'?). It is a Westinghouse stereophonics phono only HF 1050. It doesn't run. Who buys and restores these?


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I have a Sylvania 45c16m record player cabinet. I am curious about the year of manufacture and the value for this record player. I also have the original manual.


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August 4, 20190 found this helpful
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Cool, I have this same model--yours is the only other one I've ever seen. No idea of the value, but I've done a little research, and I'm pretty sure the "S" with lightning bolt logo design puts the date of manufacture between 1942 and 1959.

www.vintagesylvania.net/?page=history

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April 30, 2020

I have a Truetone DC-5907 Hi-Fi electric phonograph with automatic record changer. The ser. #W 177045.

I can not find any information on it. Models go from 5903-5908 in the DC series.

Please help me!

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