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 Post subject: HELP WITH VAIUE OF LITTLE WONDER PHONOGRAPH
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:13 pm 
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Hi, A picker friend of mine just sent me the picture of the Little Wonder phonograph. Can anyone give me an Idea of what these are going for? I just need an idea as you can see the condition. It does play. Thanks for your help. Tom


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 Post subject: Re: HELP WITH VAIUE OF LITTLE WONDER PHONOGRAPH
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:28 pm 
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Nice link to the machine


https://78records.wordpress.com/2017/11 ... 1911-1913/


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 Post subject: Re: HELP WITH VAIUE OF LITTLE WONDER PHONOGRAPH
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:33 pm 
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One sold here for $529 Ain't Google wonderful :D

https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2170/lots/1

and another for $823

https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2283/lots/4

So yours is worth $2200 perhaps :lol: Don't rip him off :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: HELP WITH VAIUE OF LITTLE WONDER PHONOGRAPH
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:25 am 
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It has a very nice decal and, if fully functional, I think it's worth in the $250 to $350 range. The poor paint on the horn could be easily corrected. After stripping I'd use some satin black and your eye would not be drawn to it in a negative way. My opinion only...

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 Post subject: Re: HELP WITH VAIUE OF LITTLE WONDER PHONOGRAPH
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:45 pm 
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As always... the question: "What are these going for?", should be followed by: "Here is the asking price." Actually, the question should be: "I'm looking at a machine that is priced $xxx, is that a good price for one of these?

Since the prices can be all over the place (you have $529, $823, $250-$350), the only relevant thing is what is the price of the machine you are looking at? It's the only way to get an idea of whether its relatively affordable, an absolute bargain or an obvious rip off. AND, as always, its "Condition, Condition, Condition" and the machine in the picture doesn't look in good enough condition to pay top dollar...

The most important question is: Do you like it well enough to buy it for the asking price?
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: HELP WITH VAIUE OF LITTLE WONDER PHONOGRAPH
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:33 pm 
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Curt A wrote:
As always... the question: "What are these going for?", should be followed by: "Here is the asking price." Actually, the question should be: "I'm looking at a machine that is priced $xxx, is that a good price for one of these?

Since the prices can be all over the place (you have $529, $823, $250-$350), the only relevant thing is what is the price of the machine you are looking at? It's the only way to get an idea of whether its relatively affordable, an absolute bargain or an obvious rip off. AND, as always, its "Condition, Condition, Condition" and the machine in the picture doesn't look in good enough condition to pay top dollar...

The most important question is: Do you like it well enough to buy it for the asking price?



$529 didn't have a transfer and was in 2003 , the horn on this one is easily dealt with $529 in 2003 is $770 now less $10 to refinish the horn :D


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 Post subject: Re: HELP WITH VAIUE OF LITTLE WONDER PHONOGRAPH
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:50 pm 
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Hi all, The little Wonder is on a tag sale. It will be listed for 425.00. Thanks for all the help. Tom


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 Post subject: Re: HELP WITH VAIUE OF LITTLE WONDER PHONOGRAPH
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:55 pm 
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Phonotom wrote:
Hi all, The little Wonder is on a tag sale. It will be listed for 425.00. Thanks for all the help. Tom



What's a tag sale ? :?


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 Post subject: Re: HELP WITH VAIUE OF LITTLE WONDER PHONOGRAPH
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Phonotom wrote:
Hi all, The little Wonder is on a tag sale. It will be listed for 425.00. Thanks for all the help. Tom

What's a tag sale ? :?

A tag sale is the same as a jumble sale or a rummage sale. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: HELP WITH VAIUE OF LITTLE WONDER PHONOGRAPH
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:48 pm 
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Whereabouts and when is the tag sale ?


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