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Author:  travisgreyfox [ Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:39 pm ]
Post subject:  columbia grafanola regent junior erie, pa

At $500 it seems a bit steep, but a nice machine with 100 records.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/atq/d ... 18376.html

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Author:  Django [ Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: columbia grafanola regent junior erie, pa

If that is the original finish and looks as good in person as it does in the ad, I think the price is good.

Author:  brianu [ Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: columbia grafanola regent junior erie, pa

Why would 500 seem a bit steep? Have dirt cheap auction and flea market prices become the baseline for valuation at this point, even for uncommon earlier things like this?

Author:  briankeith [ Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: columbia grafanola regent junior erie, pa

I agree Brianu - It's a very good price if the finish is all original :roll:

Author:  travisgreyfox [ Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: columbia grafanola regent junior erie, pa

For me it does. I'm a collector of Eastern-Front related WW2 stuff and now phonographs. Part of the fun of collecting (for me) is finding stuff at a great deal. Every single Russian rifle I own I found "in the wild" at cheap prices. The same can be said for my phonos. If I drove 4 hours to pick up this machine it puts me right into the "retail price" category. I would still like it, but wont get the same "feel good" endorphins released in my brain :)

That's just me though.

Author:  melvind [ Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: columbia grafanola regent junior erie, pa

For me it really depends on what it is. If there is a really great machine (or any item) I want for my permanent collection I would pay a reasonable retail price for it. I have done this many times. You can never go wrong with quality. But, I agree that finding things in the wild is a big rush. But mint condition things rarely come that way in my experience.

Author:  brianu [ Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: columbia grafanola regent junior erie, pa

I get it, but there's a difference between the more objective general value estimates and the highly subjective what I'm willing to pay price, and it seems that a lot of people here (at least as buyers - definitely not when selling) seem to base their opinions of a given machine's worth on the latter approach.

Author:  Phonofreak [ Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: columbia grafanola regent junior erie, pa

I think it is a very good price. This is the early version with the doors, not the louvers. The Grafonola machines with doors were made for about a year, before Victor brought the lawsuit for patent infringement.The finish looks original to me. The grill is in great shape as the decal. It's not dirt cheap, but not over priced, either.
Harvey Kravitz

Author:  redson68 [ Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: columbia grafanola regent junior erie, pa

Thanks for posting this gem in this section!! I managed to pick this up for $375 including the records. I gotta spend $135 to ship it to Denver, but overall, a great score! I now have almost all of the Columbia furniture phonographs (round table, baby Regent, Junior Regent and a non named sofa table that is electric which is not in any of the catalogs). If anyone knows of others (except the Regent which is too darn big) please let me know or send some pics!!

Thanks,
GSS

Author:  Django [ Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: columbia grafanola regent junior erie, pa

redson68 wrote:
Thanks for posting this gem in this section!! I managed to pick this up for $375 including the records. I gotta spend $135 to ship it to Denver, but overall, a great score! I now have almost all of the Columbia furniture phonographs (round table, baby Regent, Junior Regent and a non named sofa table that is electric which is not in any of the catalogs). If anyone knows of others (except the Regent which is too darn big) please let me know or send some pics!!

Thanks,
GSS

Was the finish original? It looks like a nice machine.

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