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I have been tinkering with old electronic equipment for most of my life and
have been collecting tube and transistor radios for over 30 years.
When I first started collecting transistor radios, I didn't know of anyone
else that collected them. I thought I was the only one. This was
in the pre-internet days. Slowly I began to discover a few other
collectors through the Antique Radio Classifieds and Transistor Network
publications. Eventually I realized there were many collectors and
many different transistor radio models to collect. Most of what I will
be selling on Radio Attic are transistor radios that I have collected over
the years that are either from my personal collection or are duplicates or
radios that I have decided to sell in order to downsize my collection.
In addition to transistor radios there may be an occasional tube radio
offered as well. If there's anything in particular that you're looking
for let me know, I just might have it.
Although I have the capability, experience, and equipment to restore both
tube and transistor radios I unfortunately don't have the time to do much
restoration work anymore. My restoration philosophy differs depending
on the type of radio it is. For tube radios to even be presentable
many times a full cosmetic and electrical restoration is required, including
cabinet refinishing, capacitor and tube replacement, etc. My goal was
always to put the radio back into a condition as close as possible to how it
looked and played when it was new. However I always tried to maintain
an original appearance with everything that was done. With transistor
radios I tend to value originality over functionality. Therefore most
of the restoration I would do on transistor radios consisted of cleaning,
polishing, crack repairs if necessary to stabilize the cabinet and prevent
further damage, working the dents and dings out of metal grilles and trim
pieces, etc. As for the electronics I prefer to leave them totally
original except for maybe repairing broken battery wires or cleaning,
lubricating, and adjusting as necessary. Functionality is just not
that important to me vs. keeping all the original components intact, because
let's face it -- most transistor radios were poor performers even when they
were new. And the quality of how they play today is very dependent on
your geographical location, distance to radio stations, time of day,
weather, etc. So most of the transistor radios I sell are not
electronically restored. I do test every one and will note in the
description if they work or not and how well they play for me in my
geographical location. Keep in mind they may play better or worse in
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE:
Payments: Payments are
accepted only through PayPal, and PayPal charges a 3% fee, which
will be shown as a handling charge, unless you pay through PayPal
funded from your checking account or PayPal balance. Then I
will not charge you a handling fee. No credit card payments
Packing: All items will be expertly packed to greatly
minimize the potential for damage during shipping. I have many
years of packing and shipping experience, and have successfully
shipped thousands of items all over the world with very few issues.
Shipping: All shipping and insurance costs are paid by
the buyer. I only ship insured and via Priority Mail or
Priority Mail International with tracking provided. I only
charge for the actual cost of the shipping and insurance. No
extra fees for supplies or handling (except for PayPal fees).
And I do not ship Flat Rate as it usually costs more for the buyer
that way. I usually ship within a day or two of receiving
payment. Contact me (email@example.com)to determine
shipping cost to your address.
Returns: I want you to be happy with your purchase, so
I make every effort to accurately describe every item I sell.
If you have any questions about an item, please ask them before
making the purchase. I have sold literally thousands of items
over the past 35 years going all the way back to the pre-Internet
days, and have shipped all sorts of different things all over the
world. And during that time I have had very few returns due to
my ethical and honest ways of doing business. However, if you
are unhappy with your item and we cannot come to resolution, I will
accept returns under the following conditions: (1) Buyer must
contact me before returning the item, and it must be shipped back
within three days after you receive it; (2) Returns should be
shipped back to me in the original packaging using the original
packing materials; (3) The item must arrive in the same condition as
I sent it, with no alterations, damage, parts removed, etc.; (4)
Return shipping and insurance costs are at buyer expense and
shipping charges will not be refunded unless I've made an error in
my description and then I will refund entire purchase price and all
shipping costs; (5) If the buyer returns an item for no cause, or
where there was no error in the description, I will only refund the
purchase price, NOT the shipping costs too; (6) If an item has been
altered, damaged, had parts removed, etc. by the buyer then there
will be no refund issued.
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