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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:48 pm    Post subject: NOS 1960s Bendix radio $850.00? Reply with quote

What dont I understand here....Ad number 426415 Bendix for $850.00...Are they , even NOS, bringing anywhere near this amount??
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my limited Sapphire travels, that is the only NOS one I have seen but $850 seems insane.

I have a perfectly restored one I bought for $100. That was a pretty good deal based on current prices.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very common radio. $100 is even high for a good one. NOS ITB....maybe $300: but there are so many in good condition.....why would you even pay that amount unless you were a radio collector and only collected NOS. Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still, I was in awe to look at an NOS one. Talk about pristine.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That seller is also selling ADAC badges for stupid prices. Any of those badges can be purchased on German eBay for under $130 including shipping. Rolling Eyes

He is selling this one for $550...... $225 tops Wink

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=282972

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=426411
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob and Ev. thanks for the reality check....Ive been around and didnt know if it was just old age (yes, these were about a $35.00 add on) when I worked at a dealership or just a WAY over priced common radio. Also Bob, I thought the same of his badges.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bob and Ev. thanks for the reality check....Ive been around and didnt know if it was just old age (yes, these were about a $35.00 add on) when I worked at a dealership or just a WAY over priced common radio. Also Bob, I thought the same of his badges.


Anyone who wants this badge..........................I'll sell you an NOS one for $225. Wink I have a couple of them.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

53 0val wrote:
A very common radio. $100 is even high for a good one. NOS ITB....maybe $300: but there are so many in good condition.....why would you even pay that amount unless you were a radio collector and only collected NOS. Confused


Now that I'm thinking about it, the $100 one is my Sapphire II.

I do think the "early" trapezoidal button Sapphire Is ones are a bit more scarce in that condition. This may translate into a high price for the right buyer.

The ad:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=426415

It's interesting to see how shiny the case is.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A very common radio. $100 is even high for a good one. NOS ITB....maybe $300: but there are so many in good condition.....why would you even pay that amount unless you were a radio collector and only collected NOS. Confused


Now that I'm thinking about it, the $100 one is my Sapphire II.

I do think the "early" trapezoidal button Sapphire Is ones are a bit more scarce in that condition. This may translate into a high price for the right buyer.

The ad:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=426415

It's interesting to see how shiny the case is.


Actually Everett, a Bendix Sapphire I is a more common radio. The Sapphire I was produced for a mass market while the Sapphire II was more VW spacific. Some Sapphire I's say Bendix on the face and some do not. The Bendix logo'd ones are the earlier version and the chrome is nicer and the detail is better as you noted.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are saying the early style Sapphire I with the trapezoidal buttons are more common than the square-button style, I am surprised. I have seen WAY more square-button Sapphire Is.

My viewing is limited to VW events and VW vehicles so maybe that explains it.

Here's a breakdown for other people reading:
Early Bendix Sapphire I (60-61):
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Later Bendix Sapphire I:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Later non-Bendix Sapphire I:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Sapphire II by Bendix:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
If you are saying the early style Sapphire I with the trapezoidal buttons are more common than the square-button style, I am surprised. I have seen WAY more square-button Sapphire Is.

My viewing is limited to VW events and VW vehicles so maybe that explains it.

Here's a breakdown for other people reading:
Early Bendix Sapphire I (60-61):
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Later Bendix Sapphire I:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Later non-Bendix Sapphire I:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Sapphire II by Bendix:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.




My bad.............the button shape is rarer, but the "standard" Sapphire I is a more common radio than the Sapphire II which is the radio of choice of early bus owners. That being said, his price is still way out of line with it's "rarity" but NOS does talk to some people, but at that price it is whispering. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, we are in agreement.

At that price he could have his amp at 11, I've gone deaf.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That guys prices are higher than "the Weins". Never thought I'd see that.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ad is inactive now. Did someone actually buy that radio?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The ad is inactive now. Did someone actually buy that radio?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:53 am    Post subject: Radio Reply with quote

You Guys are worse than a bunch of Bitches. The reason I removed the ad is because someone bought the Radio and they paid $1000.00
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: Radio Reply with quote

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You Guys are worse than a bunch of Bitches. The reason I removed the ad is because someone bought the Radio and they paid $1000.00


People are always lining up to pay more than a seller's hugely inflated asking price.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:45 am    Post subject: Re: Radio Reply with quote

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You Guys are worse than a bunch of Bitches. The reason I removed the ad is because someone bought the Radio and they paid $1000.00


People are always lining up to pay more than a seller's hugely inflated asking price.


Yeah, I call BULLSHIT.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: Radio Reply with quote

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