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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:03:54 PM on 9 November 2011.
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I'm hoping for some guidance on how to find collectors who might be interested in our early 60's Saba unit. It's large, two sliding doors - TV behind one and radio/stereo behind the other - and one side of the top opens to reveal the turntable.

I recall my Dad buying it back in the 60's when I think it was quite a premium item. He played that stereo very loudly!

It's in lovely condition; I haven't tried yet to see if it still works as it's been stored under covers in my parent's garage.

What I am hoping someone can tell me is what to do with it? Is there a way to sell it, places to contact, anything you can offer to guide me? It seems such a shame to just toss it and I can't bring myself to do that to such a vintage item.

I thought of eBay but don't know how that would go or what price I'd list it at.

On the back there's a sticker that says "Electrosound Saba Craftsman Built Radio, Model A400, serial number C29570, stylus type DN4(?), and Record changer... (faded writing).

I have photos of the unit but can't see a way to post them on the forum.

Any advice would be gratefully received.
Thanks!

Electrosound Saba 3 in 1
Electrosound Saba 3 in 1
Electrosound Saba 3 in 1
Electrosound Saba 3 in 1
Electrosound Saba 3 in 1
Electrosound Saba 3 in 1


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 3:05:33 PM on 9 November 2011.
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 GTC
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Hi,

I don't have any information on that particular model.

You may get some interest from members here, but I think eBay is your best bet, however from my observation demand tends to be low for big units -- I think the market for the bigger stuff is driven mainly by the retro furniture aspect of them so good in-focus photos help.

My general advice for pricing such eBay listings is to start low and hope. Unless you can deliver, the "pick up only" aspect limits your market, too.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 3:19:33 PM on 9 November 2011.
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Thank you very much for such a prompt reply. Yes I'd thought eBay but tend not to have much faith in it these days, though I might still give it a try.

I just thought of perhaps the TV stations, and whether they might be interested in it as a prop and I'm in the process of phoning them. I know that my father would have got a huge thrill if one of the TV stations took it and it ended up in a TV show!

Other input would still be welcome.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 4:16:47 PM on 9 November 2011.
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G'day Sofmoll,

Photos can be e-mailed to me for inclusion in posts or linked to from an external photo hosting service. My e-mail address in on my profile page.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 9:40:03 PM on 9 November 2011.
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 GTC
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Here's an example of what I was saying earlier. This is recently listed and is already gaining bids. It's a radiogram rather than a 3-in-1, and is a well-photographed attractive piece of furniture. It will be interesting to see what it eventually sells for:

http://tinyurl.com/bw5g2n7


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:47:09 PM on 9 November 2011.
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Interesting. I'll watch that one. It IS a good looking unit, for sure.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:41:33 PM on 9 November 2011.
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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 12:10:25 AM on 10 November 2011.
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Hi Brad,

I'll get to those photos tomorrow. It was going to be tonight but other things got in the way.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 6:44:56 AM on 10 November 2011.
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No worries.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:22:14 AM on 16 November 2011.
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 GTC
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Interesting. I'll watch that one. It IS a good looking unit, for sure.

It sold for $770 (with 36 bids). Seller ought to be happy with that outcome.


 
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