FOR SALE: Victor III- CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

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FOR SALE: Victor III- CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Post by gunnarthefeisty »

This is a pretty nice machine! there's a little finish flaking (mostly from the idiot who put masking tape on). The nickel is, I think, dirty but not worn. I haven't rebuilt anything, but the motor works (and sounds) really great, I've only heard a clunk a few times at all over the last month I've had this. Unfortunately, there's a small gap in one of the horn seams. I haven't rebuilt the reproducer, but I can if you want. I live in Minneapolis but if you're not in Minnesota and really, really want this we can work out shipping.
Asking $2,200
feel free to ask any questions.
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Re: FOR SALE: Victor III- $2,350

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Tough to sell a moderately expensive machine without photos.

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Re: FOR SALE: Victor III- $2,350

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darn, crappy connection. I attached them but they didn't upload, I'll post photos in a minute when I get home

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Re: FOR SALE: Victor III- $2,350

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here's a few- I can take more if anyone wants
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Re: FOR SALE: Victor III- $2,300

Post by gunnarthefeisty »

oh, yeah, quick note; I DO have the oiling/greasing instruction sheet- it's just not attached to the inside of the case anymore. no rips or stains, though!

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Re: FOR SALE: Victor III- $2,200

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REDUCED to $2200

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Re: FOR SALE: Victor III- $2,200

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Curious as to what you’re basing that price on

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Re: FOR SALE: Victor III- $2,200

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saw some others online that had sold for higher prices so I figured around 2 thousand and a bit might be a decent price

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Re: FOR SALE: Victor III- $2,200

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brianu wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:26 am Curious as to what you’re basing that price on
also, if this is a bad price, what do you think a good one would be?

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Re: FOR SALE: Victor III- $2,200

Post by Jerry B. »

This is a pretty nice machine! there's a little finish flaking (mostly from the idiot who put masking tape on). The nickel is, I think, dirty but not worn. I haven't rebuilt anything, but the motor works (and sounds) really great, I've only heard a clunk a few times at all over the last month I've had this. Unfortunately, there's a small gap in one of the horn seams. I haven't rebuilt the reproducer, but I can if you want. I live in Minneapolis but if you're not in Minnesota and really, really want this we can work out shipping.
Asking $2,200
feel free to ask any questions.
You describe:
"a little finish flaking"... so the finish needs attention.
"I haven't rebuilt anything"... at the minimum the Exhibition needs servicing.
"I've only heard a clunk a few times"... so both springs need servicing.
"there's a small gap in one of the horn seams"... I initially thought, before you added photos, you were describing a wood horn. I have no clue how to repair an open seam when the panels should be crimped together but this is a big negative.

You are basically describing a project machine not one that is ready to be displayed and played regularly. When I originally read your post I thought your were selling a Victor III with an oak horn. A project Victor III with a very desirable wood horn could easily be priced at $2200 even with an open seam in the wood horn.. A Victor III with an open seamed Flower horn is a different story and worth substantially less. Online prices are all over the place. I would suggest searching eBay and use an "advanced search" and click on "sold" listings. Also the Antique Phonograph Society's website has a price guideline. I make these comments and suggestions with the best intentions.

Respectfully submitted,
Jerry Blais

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