My Restoration Philosophy
My restoration philosophy parallels some advice I was given a few
years ago by a fellow restorer. He told me to only get a radio
that you love because you will be spending a lot of time with it.
So, the radios that you will see on my site are ones that I have
chosen to work on because I really like them. Most of them are
wood case table radios from the 1930's and 1940's which have been
stripped, refinished, and look fantastic. I use only the best
refinishing products from Mohawk. I want all of these antiques
radios to look impressive.
All of the radios you will see
on my site are in complete working order for your listening
pleasure. Most have received stations from 500-1000 miles from
our location during the evenings (obviously this may differ based on
your location) and have been bench tested.
I want you to be satisfied
with any radio you purchase from me. As a result, I offer a 30-day
guarantee on all radios.
I hope that you will enjoy
your radio as much as I enjoyed working on it for you.
Certainly, if you have any questions about any of the radios you see
here for sale, please let me know.
Packaging, Shipping, and Payment of Your Radio
I take great care in making certain that your radio is packaged in a
manner so that you receive it in perfect condition.
Specifically, every radio is wrapped several times in bubble wrap
(large size bubbles), taped, and supported in the box with newspaper
and/or Styrofoam. Your radio is then placed in a box marked
"Fragile" on every side. It is then inspected and approved by my
wife (the expert packer in the house) before it gets sealed up and
shipped. I have yet to have a radio arrive damaged and I try
to minimize the chances of that happening.
You can choose USPS, UPS, or
FedEx for shipping, just let me know what you would prefer. I
think that insurance is a great idea, although I allow you to make
that call. You pay the actual shipping cost; I am very honest on
shipping costs and will not gouge you. I hate when people do
that! You can always ask for an estimated shipping cost before
purchasing a radio. If a radio is returned, the purchaser will pay
the return shipping cost. I will ship anywhere in the United States or Canada.
For payment, I prefer PayPal
although I will also accept money orders or personal checks.
Personal checks will have a 14 day hold before the radio is shipped.