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« on: July 25, 2021, 10:04:07 AM »

Why have the prices for ART 13s skyrocketed on eBay? I mean $2500...really?

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2021, 01:39:52 PM »

Why not?? There are people out there with deep pockets and crazy desires.
If in no hurry, better to post with a high price and, if no takers, then work the price down.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2021, 04:03:07 PM »

Hi!

Lately, a couple of ART-13's as well as BC-375-E's (w/o tubes) has been sold for "unusual high prices".
The condition of the transmitters were very nice indeed.

As I recall, one ART-13 scored just above $2000 the other one just below.
Worth the money?
Well, they were sold for the price they were sold for, so...yes.
But, above my limits.
 
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2021, 08:26:20 PM »

Its all a crock and many dealer flipper types love to post like that. Its nothing new, best thing is to not buy a thing from those morons, in turn that will put them out of business.

If you pay that kind of money for that junk you are part of the problem.
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2021, 11:35:51 PM »

Its all a crock and many dealer flipper types love to post like that. Its nothing new, best thing is to not buy a thing from those morons, in turn that will put them out of business.

I doubt  that these sellers are morons and really doubt not personally buying from them will put them out of business.

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If you pay that kind of money for that junk you are part of the problem.

Why do you think an ART-13 is junk??

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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2021, 09:14:18 AM »

I'm not a "dealer flipper" as you say. I have 2 ART 13s and I don't sell on eBay, just buy. When I bought mine, I paid under $100 ea. One thing to remember is if he hasn't fired the rig up, you're buying a pig in a poke. I built 2 power supplies for mine and they work. 

When I purchased my first one, I had the dynamotor (24 volts @ 32 amps), with 2 car batteries you could get two or three QSOs before it died.


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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2021, 09:24:24 AM »

The prices are indeed ridiculous but it only takes one person to click on the buy button
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2021, 11:33:12 AM »

$2000 today is $130 in 1945. I'd never pay it either but someone was happy to.

The ART-13 must have cost much more than $130 when it was in production. But of course it's nothing but the best. U.S.-made, the highest tech of the time, an aircraft piece, and of military quality.

Mine came with the optional low freq. oscillator and cost $250 in the early 2000s, and worked in every way once I made up the cables. Those who don't enjoy a crash course in automatic tuning systems with extra credit for special language won't like it if that ever stops working.
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2021, 05:03:45 PM »

ART-13 prices are all over the place. Five years ago I paid $100 for a nice working unit missing it's lid. I recently paid $50 for another one that needs going through. There are still deals to be found.
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2021, 08:16:41 AM »

Hi!

I seems to me as if the Command Set transmitters are made of gold?
The asking prices has gone up recently, right now there is a NOS in box T19/ARC-5 with a price tag of $1200!
IŽd love to have a nice working Command Set TX for 80 meters, but this is far far above and beyond...?
Parts Only or Restoration TX also comes with a sometimes unrealistic price tag?
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2021, 11:58:12 AM »

I would love to have an ART-13.  I keep looking for a low cost pristine example that I can afford.
We had them in our airplane when I was in the navy (1957/1960); but never had to work on one.
They taught it in AT school.
Another overpriced radio is the Collins 75A-4.
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2021, 07:59:05 AM »

Hey I never thought I would ever lay hands on an R390 or R390A until the big crash after we balanced the budget by turning off the defense juice and busted up Ma Bell in 1990-92 during the "hey we won the war and the russians went home". Suddenly everybody was short on cash. Anybody get laid off like i did?

I picked up 6 R390As and an R390 Collins straight never paying more than 50 to 90 bucks each. I refurbed them and sold them off for big money about 125 bucks each. Kept 1.

Ha it could happen again!
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2021, 09:40:53 AM »

Buyers, not sellers of our toys and other non-essential goods set the market prices. If a buyer with deep pockets and sufficient desire for the product meets a high-priced seller and they make a deal, then they both win. If no one buys any $2000 ART-13s then there won't be any more $2000 ART-13s for sale, maybe there will only be $1000 units, and so on. The rest of us can just sit by pissing and moaning about who bought what for how much, and bore each other with stories about how we paid $39.95 for a pair of new-in-the-crate ART-13s back in 1962 when the sun shone brighter and it only rained on work days.
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2021, 08:03:59 PM »

Don't overlook the possibility that the sale could have been "arranged" to drive prices of subsequent sales higher.  Not everyone on Ebay is honest.
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