I posted one of my very rare Zenith 12S267 radio’s (I have 2 of them) on Craigslist and eBay last week. 7 days without a bid or an email. Wait, I got one email, from a guy who wrote he would give me no more than $200.00 for it. The radio knobs are worth more than that! This radio 4 years ago would bring over $3,000.00, now it doesn’t even get a bid. I read peoples blogs where they are selling stuff off and I realize for us to sell things off we’ll need to lose money, probably a lot of money or not sell them. 73 years old, works perfectly, gets in stations from all over the globe and is rare enough to warrant the price per the price guides and people in the know who sell them. In an antique store this would really bring a high price.
I know the economy is bad and I have seen a few of these hit eBay and not get a single bid. 4 or 5 years ago there would be a bidding war going on. Our house is worth less than we paid, our antiques are worth less than we paid. Damn taxes are due next month (you don’t want to know how much) and selling some things would really reduce the stress.
This is the second 12S267 I own, I’m the only one on the planet that I know of that has two of these in excellent condition. When I invested in them, I was a genius considering where the prices were going, every year they went up! But now, we own them and they might as well be paper weights. Don’t get me wrong, if it were up to me, I’d keep them forever but the economy/taxes/life dictates what happens to them, or in this case isn’t happening to them. I am going to relist both of them with a reserve and if they don’t sell, I have no clue what to do with them because we need the money but I’m not going to give this stuff away! I have a whole collection of these types of radios… double drat none of them will sell unless we let them go cheap.