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Classifieds => Trans Am Values => Topic started by: Solar Gold 79 WS6 on February 18, 2012, 07:22:29 PM

Title: Working 1973 Console 8 track Worth??
Post by: Solar Gold 79 WS6 on February 18, 2012, 07:22:29 PM
I have a working 1973 model 8 track. It probably needs a cleaning new belts but it does work I have tested and played a tape. The door has some rust but a bit of steel wool should make it nice again. Also the chrome edge has a small blemish maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch long. I repainted the black low gloss. The plug casing is broken but it does not affect the plugs.
Whats a good price on this?? And the brackets are included They were not on at the time of the pics.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaLHL-InMKA
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Title: Re: Working 1973 Console 8 track Worth??
Post by: Tin Indians Rule on February 18, 2012, 07:52:35 PM
Looks like a really nice unit. Unfortunately the only way to really determine it's value is to place it on Ebay. I assume you are wanting to get as much for it as possible and that you'd like to sell it as soon as possible.  With that said...it's really only worth what someone is actually willing to pull out of their pocket and hand you for the unit. Don't get me wrong I'm not a big supporter of Ebay either.

To have a unit restored cosmetically and just freshened up internally (assuming you had a good working unit) will run you at least $150.00. Add the price of a good core (about $150.00) and it should easily bring about $300.00 but you'll be hard pressed to get it. I have a box full of 8 track players in that same condition and I usually list them (not on Ebay) for $150.00 and of course then the "Will you take $50.00" offers start. Honestly your unit would probably cost $300.00 to replace but you have to ask yourself would I take less and how long do I want to sit on this thing and hatch it?
Good luck with your sale. You better move it before they repop it or you wont be able to give it away.

Title: Re: Working 1973 Console 8 track Worth??
Post by: Solar Gold 79 WS6 on February 18, 2012, 10:17:58 PM
I'd like to sell it but it doesnt have to be asap. I was going to use this in my 79 but I ended up getting a factory 8 track am/fm radio for it. I got this with the console I bought a few years ago.