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  • 08-12-2011 2:32 PM

    • RUDYV
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    Beolit 40 on eBay !!!

  • 08-12-2011 4:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Beolit 40 on eBay !!!

    Same Beolit was sold not long ago on Marktplaats for around 800 euro

    B&O item 1, B&O item 2, B&O item 3,...................B&O item 735

    Beovirus? What's that?

  • 08-12-2011 4:05 PM In reply to

    Re: Beolit 40 on eBay !!!

    But defect!

    B&O item 1, B&O item 2, B&O item 3,...................B&O item 735

    Beovirus? What's that?

  • 08-12-2011 4:08 PM In reply to

    • Dillen
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    Re: Beolit 40 on eBay !!!

    Nice radio but a very sorry description:

    'This model is the first radio, which has a cabinet made in bakelite'.
    - Not true. It wasn't even the first B&O radio with a bakelite cabinet. The Beolit 39 holds that title though the
    cabinets were identical.

    'The form got lost under a bombing af the fabric during the war'.
    - That is not confirmed. The mold was most likely worn out and discarded at the end of production.
    However, it is of little importance since production already stopped in 1940 and the factory
    bombing wasn't until january 1945.

    'The production was first resumed in the 50' again'.
    - Not true. The Beolit 40 production was never resumed. A somewhat Beolit 39-inspired model was
    produced from late 1949, namely the JET 505, but it was mirrored, it had a considerably different
    looking cabinet and was made from plywood rather than bakelite.

    Of course, none of this makes it a bad set and the opening bid is nice too.

    Martin

  • 08-12-2011 4:53 PM In reply to

    • RUDYV
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    Re: Beolit 40 on eBay !!!

    It's indeed a very nice set.

    The printing of the dial glass is also in very good condition.

    I'm not surpirsed about the opening bid.

    It's not a bargain, on the other hand I've seen sets selling for similar or even much higher prices, if in perfect condition.  

    Leslie, if I remember well, the Beolit 40 on Marktplaats was sold for over 800 Euro.

     

    Rudy 

     

  • 08-12-2011 6:15 PM In reply to

    Re: Beolit 40 on eBay !!!

    RUDYV:

    It's indeed a very nice set.

    The printing of the dial glass is also in very good condition.

    I'm not surpirsed about the opening bid.

    It's not a bargain, on the other hand I've seen sets selling for similar or even much higher prices, if in perfect condition.  

    Leslie, if I remember well, the Beolit 40 on Marktplaats was sold for over 800 Euro.

     

    Rudy 

     

    Rudy, last bid I saw was 800? Maybe it has been sold for a lot more.

    B&O item 1, B&O item 2, B&O item 3,...................B&O item 735

    Beovirus? What's that?

  • 08-13-2011 11:46 AM In reply to

    • wasti
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    Re: Beolit 40 on eBay !!!

    Lovely piece of craftsmanship we all must agree. The price seems to be a little bit to high. Though ~1200 € would be reasonable!

    Wasti

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