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Post by bk2blk Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:54 am

Hello everyone. I am new to the forum. Can anyone please help me to ascertain any value to a Webcor phonograph I recently found in my basement, serial number 881298? Thanks, Greg

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Post by Bill Cahill Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:40 am

Welcome to the forums.

I'm afraid a serial number will not be of any help on this. What we need to be ablel to help is the model number, and, pictures of the machine as well.
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Post by repairtech Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:35 am

I don't understand why people insist that serial numbers are an important factor in identifying something.

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Post by N7ZAL Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:39 am

I don't understand why people insist that serial numbers are an important factor in identifying something.

Because they are in many historical pieces. Take guns for instance.
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Post by repairtech Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:03 am

N7ZAL wrote:
I don't understand why people insist that serial numbers are an important factor in identifying something.

Because they are in many historical pieces. Take guns for instance.

But this really doesn't apply to consumer electronics, except for run numbers or production changes.


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Post by N7ZAL Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:45 am

I was just answering your question. There are folks who suspect that serial numbers are important because they are, in certain historical items. They carry the idea over to radios, etc. Another example is with Vibroplex bugs and paddles. The SN will tell you the year (s) of manufacture. FYI
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Post by repairtech Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:17 am

N7ZAL wrote:I was just answering your question. There are folks who suspect that serial numbers are important because they are, in certain historical items. They carry the idea over to radios, etc. Another example is with Vibroplex bugs and paddles. The SN will tell you the year (s) of manufacture. FYI

Understandable, but on the other hand, I get customers calling me or writing me, and the first thing 90% of them hit me with is those damn serial numbers.
Like I'm gonna know by that what a particular unit is..... Evil or Very Mad

It's bad enough just the model numbers.... even as a tech I don't know or retain the knowledge of every stinkin model ever made in the world.

I tell 'em just bring the thing in, and I'll do my magic on it for them.
That, I'm confident about.

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Post by Dr. Radio Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:54 pm

Relax Repairtech, this is a noobie. He's just going off what info he has. That's what most people do, especially if they can't locate something specifically labeled "model #"....

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Post by Guest Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:05 pm

Dr. Radio wrote:Relax Repairtech, this is a noobie. He's just going off what info he has. That's what most people do, especially if they can't locate something specifically labeled "model #"....

Happy Holidays.

I agree, let's not run the poor guy off!

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Post by Bill Cahill Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:15 pm

Which you may already have done! The guy is a newbie. Alot of people don't realize that serial numbers are of little good to technicians. We used to get customers bringing in serial numbers asking for info on their stuff.
Repair Tech, if you had any patience, you would understand that the general public isn't oriented into technical information. Our duty is to help them to learn in as nice a way as possible. Not belittle them for bringing the wrong info.
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Post by Wildcat445 Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:21 pm

Repairtech, what do you hope to teach the OP by belittling him when he is trying to learn? Why do you bother with this forum when you appear to find everyone else on here to be beneath you, and unworthy of your time and greater intelligence? Why do you feel that your way is the only correct one? When was the last time that YOU made a mistake?

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Post by Bill Cahill Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:47 am

Guys, please, let this arguing stop..
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Post by jerryhawthorne Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:23 pm

Thanks Bill, the right approach. We all would like to help and generate interest in this hobby. A nooby should be encouraged.
JMHO Jerry

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Post by N7ZAL Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:22 pm

Sadly, I think the fellow was driven away. Crying or Very sad
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Post by Bill Cahill Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:28 pm

He was, but, I e mailed him. He's looking for the model number now, and, will be taking pictures.
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Post by N7ZAL Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:29 pm

Great, Bill...good to hear!!
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Post by Mike C. Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:53 pm

I'd be happy if we could settle on one spelling for "nooby","noobie","newbie". Wink Smile

Just a little comedy relief to ease the tensions-very little.

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Post by Guest Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:46 pm

I never got to like the term. I just look at the date and post count. Welcome, by the way!

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Post by Mike C. Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:40 pm

19&41 wrote:..... Welcome, by the way!

Thank You.

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