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Another one of these" where do they get these prices"

Post by willy3486 on Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:55 pm

I saw a online add for a tube caddy filled with tubes.  The post said

"I HAVE A TUBE CADDY FULL OF OLD RADIO AND TV TUBES FROM THE BLACK AND WHITE DAYS MAKE OFFER ON THE THE WHOLE CADDY BEFORE I PUT online "

So I contacted him about them. I left my email and he replied back. He said they were 60s tubes for TVs and radios. It was a caddy case with a drawer in the bottom. It was probably 90% full. Anyway I turned one down last year for 150 bucks. The guy replied he wanted 500 bucks or decent offer. What???? Seriously A box that probably has mostly TV tubes for that. I replied I would have to pass at that price. The last box I got I paid 35 but I bought it mainly for the artwork on the case. I have no idea how they come up with these prices unless its all these pickers shows and ebay. I really will be glad when these picker show go away and hopefully ebay will change. I just hope this poor fellow didn't  pay over 20 bucks for it. If it is worth that I think I will sell my TV tubes and retire a multimillionaire.

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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:15 pm

Sounds like he will be in for a lesson on the value (or lack of) of vacuum tubes!  Wink 

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Post by Wildcat445 on Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:29 am

The worst part about this crazy pricing is that the items tend to end up in the landfill, rather than sold for a usable price.

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Post by 75X11 on Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:49 pm

Well, there's a new one. Which were the black and white days anyway?
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Post by Ragwire on Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:56 pm

Color was invented in 1966. Before that, even the grass was gray.
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Post by 35Z5 on Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:14 pm

Ragwire wrote:Color was invented in 1966. Before that, even the grass was gray.

I hope you're kidding, CBS was selling color TV in 1951... Problem was the color broadcast wasn't compatible with std B&W system(horiz freq was different)... After just a short time they recalled the sets and most were destroyed(there is at least one at the Early Television Foundation)... RCA then took the lead and had developed a compatible system within a couple years, their first color sets went on sale in '54 I believe... Still color didn't really get a good toe hold for approx another 8-10 years...

My first color sets were used roundies, had '62 & '63 Silvertone & a '64 RCA I bought before I got married... The '63 was my favorite(CTC 12 clone), sold the others and kept that set for roughly five years till I found a rectangular set...

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Post by willy3486 on Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:17 am

Ragwire wrote:Color was invented in 1966. Before that, even the grass was gray.

Now that's funny. Although some of the folks I have tried to buy stuff from might think that.

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Post by Doug Burskey on Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:10 pm

When I started collecting, I met a guy at a auction that said he had about 500 old radio tubes. We agreed on a day and a time when I could see what he had. When I arrived at his house he met me in the driveway and said that him and his son pulled the tubes out of old TV's, and was asking $600 for the whole lot! That was in the early 1990's Also $2000 for the tube tester and a picture tube rejuvenator.

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Post by Ragwire on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:27 pm

35Z5 wrote:
Ragwire wrote:Color was invented in 1966. Before that, even the grass was gray.

I hope you're kidding, CBS was selling color TV in 1951...
They may have sold them but the entire world was black and white so it didn't matter until 1966.  What a Face 
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