Where can I sale a technics 1506 4 Track reel to reel deck. Thanks for any ...

Where can I sale a technics 1506 4 Track reel to reel deck. Thanks for any help..

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2 months ago #2
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There are a lot of places that allow listing that is not full of the E bay idiots.
Craig's List, Audio Mart- you need to look around. It should not be hard to sell that unit if it is properly serviced. They all need a total recap job. I have 4 or 5 of them here now.

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2 months ago #3
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Thank you! Yeah the deck is in great shape! I’ve looked around all those places except audio Mart? I’ll look into that. I was trying to sell it locally so there would be no shipping.

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2 months ago #4
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Shipping can be a hassle especially when done incorrectly and damage happens.
How much are you asking for the unit?- I often time take phone calls in the service business and get asked if I know where the person can buy a certain model unit. If you want me to refer people to you I need to know where you are and how they should contact you. I sometimes sell units on consignment but only after I check them out as the 6 month warranty I offer with a sale is at my cost. Any repairs are deducted from the sale price.
Let me know- I am in the Chicago area.
Sam, Owner Skywave Tape Deck Repair

The last RS1506 that I repaired and did a recap on sold for $3880 I was told.

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2 months ago #5
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I live near Galveston, Texas. Which is about 45 mins from Houston,Texas. I was thinking in the 2500.00 range but of course negotiable. By the way my name is James? Thank you for all the info.
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2 months ago #6
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These machines can bring in a good coin if they are in the proper condition. What is the proper condition? A total recap of all Electrolytics are needed and then settings of the speed and tension servos is needed. They very often need new brake pads. Decks I have recapped and calibrated have sold for near $4000.
The problem is that with no recap the decks go for cheap because there is a near $800 bill coming to get those replaced. It takes all day to change them all and I have 4 or 5 of them in my shop now. Think $800 is expensive? Try sending the unit to J-corder and let me know what he charges. So far all the unit I have worked on have stayed out there- no wonder I spend $500 or more a month on new capacitors. Mouser must love me.

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2 months ago #7
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800? Is that for the replacement parts and labor? I wouldn’t doubt it!

So with that amount in mind and for someone to make money if I go consignment then I would have to be in the neighborhood of 1500-1800 for some one to make money on there end, correct!

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2 months ago #8
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The $800 is a rough estimate but it includes all cap parts- 169 I think I counted, new belts for the counter, all cleaning and oiling of parts such as intermediate pulley and new brake pads as well as calibration and alignment and then a 6 month warranty that is transferable.
The price of a unit can depend on the market, head wear, cosmetics and so on.
The j-corder folks sell their basic unit for $5000 I think. They custom paint job unit go for $10,000 to $20,000 or maybe more. Jeff told me he was putting $400 of gold flash on one unit.
You can go to j-corder and look around to get pricing ideas. http://shop.j-corder.com/product.sc?productId=45&categoryId=3

The high prices are for well working and restored units. Units that are in disrepair are much cheaper. I have one customer who bought his for $100.

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2 months ago #9
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I can say for sure say everything works on mine and overall condition cosmetically is good. Did I post some pictures of it? I thought I did? I have done some transfers (from tape to CD) for some folks recently and have had a couple of friends wanting to borrow it, but no way I’m I doing that. lol. I really appreciate all the time and advice you have giving me. So you ready to buy it?

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2 months ago #10
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I don't have that kind of money to spend on a deck but if I have 40 units here myself, why would I need another?
The deck may look good but if you go looking inside it the electrolytic capacitors are leaking and they are getting hot. The negative lead to the 10V caps I have seen cause the board to turn brown. This is a heat issue. They designed it right but then went and used a low grade part in the deck which requires this work.
There are Teac units out there that have capos of 40 years old that still work and they do not have green crystal at the caps leads.

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