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Value of a Vintage Majestic Radio with Record Player

I need some help with this Majestic vintage tube driven radio with record player. I've looked and can't find what model this is or its value. I could get it for $75, but not sure. Thanks in advance for any questions.
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May 28, 20190 found this helpful

I don't see your exact model, but from the ones I do see on eBay I would say yours is worth in the $500 range.

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May 28, 20190 found this helpful

I think it is a 1950s model. I have not found an exact comparable either, which is unusual. That doesn't mean that tomorrow there won't be one. I know the really old ones (like those from the 20s are very valuable).

I have not known the "newer" models to be quite as valuable as those from the 1920s-1940s. In those models, people are buying the cache of the look--either the Hollywood Regency look or the art deco look/lines. I am only speaking for where I live in Pittsburgh...these are what people want--where you are, people could want different things and be willing to pay more for them.

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Even with the ones that are highly sought after, the prices are all over the board because there are just dozens of variables for what makes one worth several hundred and one worth much less.

Does yours work? Does it have all of the original parts and the original book/paperwork? Is the cabinet pristine? Does it have any smells (like mildew or cigarettes). Sometime as simple as it having the original paperwork can increase the value while a smell can greatly decrease the value.

You said someone offered you $75 for it. Have you tried to negotiate with them up and see what they will settle at with you?

You could go high and see how low they go. It could be as simple as saying, I would like to get (Name your number) out of it. Can you meet me somewhere in the middle). So he says 75, you say 750, you settle for 395.

This is a huge item with a very small group of people that want these items. So you also have to factor in what you want to invest in it to sell it. If you have lots of time to take it to a dealer (or several dealers) and/or get an appraisal and then figure out if you want to sell on your own (like on a local site because selling on eBay would be a nightmare) or try to sell at a vintage store you may be able to realize more for it, but time is money. It all depends on what you want to do. To me, since someone interested, try to work with the person first.

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