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eBay watch: Job lot of 10 vintage portable record players


On first glance, it looks like the deal of the year, a job lot of 10 vintage portable record players, including two Dansette players. But all is not what you think.

These are vintage and in need of work to bring them back to life. The players listed are described as a Dansette model 32, Gerrard model 210, Studio Record Changer Collaro, HMV His Master's Voice model 2011, Monarch model AP631, Ferguson Radio model 395 G, Regentone Collaro HF RC 54, Dansette (Monarch arm) blue, Perdio Starmaker and a Tellux.

The seller is offering these as 'parts only', but adds that there's a possibility that 'with some TLC and the addition of appropriate parts, some of them would work fine'. But that's far from guaranteed.

There are companies out there who do up players. If you find one, they might be able to bring one or some back to life. That's the risk. The price is £299.99, which is about £30 per player. If you could get some working (and that's a very big 'if'), there could be some value here.

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