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October 31, 2014

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Angelo

I like it. I like that there are color choices. I like that it's branded Toshiba, even if that doesn't really mean anything at this point----I still like the nameplate. I like the price. I guess my issue is that for the same money, I could probably find an interesting/odd old vintage radio that no one else bids on----that will sound better and perform better in general----and will be a blast from the past. I still love nosing around for old radios from 40 years ago, even from off-brands, that are in short supply these days.

Keith Beesley

Here's one for your Angelo: ever hear of a "Trident"?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-trident-boobox-radio-fm-nw-sw-sw-4-band-/141450895983?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item20ef21626f

Keith Beesley

ps I have a "Craftsman" multiband similar to this one, mine is well-made and plays very well on AM FM and police/weather bands, although the SW on mine doesn't work very well:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Craftsman-5-band-solid-state-AC-battery-portable-Radio-/221589114460?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item3397bd8e5c

Angelo

Never heard of Trident, except for the sugarless gum! I love that the Trident here has Shortwave, an option not found on most boomboxes. As for the Craftsman----I like the looks of that model. If this one doesn't get much bidding action and ends up selling for 15 bucks or less----shipping will keep it under $30.00 total and that's exactly my point---it's a more interesting radio than anything new that sells for anywhere near that money.

Ken K. in NJ

Right on about Ebay for good cheap radios. A few years ago I bought a 1980's era Sony ICF 700W for #15 buy-it-now with free shipping. It wasn't that I needed another radio, but it was too good a deal to pass up.

My wife uses it as her everyday portable radio around the house. Into the laundry room, by the stove when cooking. next to her at night while reading.

It's got good sound, a real handle, a stylish 80's look, and the batteries last forever (only one change in 3 years of heavy use).

One of Jeff's readers gave it a pretty good review several years ago, although I disagree about the sound. I think it's excellent for the size of the radio. I should point that we hardly ever use it for music, just talk.

http://herculodge.typepad.com/herculodge/2008/10/review-of-the-sony-icf-700w.html

herculodge

I notice good condition GE SR IIs are 30 percent cheaper than they were six years ago. They go for about 75 these days in good condition.

Drive-In-Freak

There's a brand now SR2 up at the moment for $150. That may sound like a lot , but I'd jump on it myself if I had the cash to spare.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GE-SUPER-RADIO-II-BRAND-NEW-UNUSED-100-MINTY-AND-100-NEW-NOS-READY-TO-SHIP-/331374069416?pt=US_Portable_AM_FM_Radios&hash=item4d276f06a8

That little Toshiba looks like a fun radio. Sometimes it's nice to go back to the basics.

herculodge

The new SR2 was sold.

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