The one and only "HOW MUCH IS MY WALKMAN WORTH" thread

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If you have something to sell and genuinely have no idea what to ask then please use this thread.

 

As we all know, walkmen are not like cars and don't have set listed values.  The first thing to do is to look through completed eBay auctions to get a fix on the kind of money your model has sold for recently.

Alternatively you can post here with a pic or two plus as much detail as you have about the condition (cosmetic and functional) then our resident team of seasoned experts (you lot) will give their ball-park thoughts on what they think it's worth.

Negative comments towards posters and their offerings will not be tolerated and will be deleted instantly.  Please do not post if your comment isn't related to the value of the posted items.

 

Also, can I urge all of you to direct posters towards this thread if you see them 'running wild' elsewhere on the forum.

 

Here is the old Boombox Prices thread.

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I have one these in gold, also in very good coondition, it was thrown in as a job lot. As far value i would say £30-60 (seen them go for these amounts) for non boxed unit, £80 was paid for a partially boxed (no headphones included) unit. It also depends if the person buying is a collector if so they generally pay more, its a excellent sounding machine. 

Last year I had my car stolen.  When police recovered it the trunk was full of electronic gadgets none of which I was familiar so I gave the lot to my grandson except for the Sony Walkman cassette player 2051.  I did not see it on the Walkman list.  I do not wish to sell it cause if I can get it to work I would like to play old cassettes.  Any idea what it is worth?  I would guess back in it's day it couldn't have cost over $10 bucks!  I hope to find batteries today to see if it plays.  thanx, Ms Match

I've got an aiwa hs jx 303. It seems to he in great condition, it just has a few scratches on the face and a very faint rattle. There's no box, nothing, not even a battery so I'm not sure if it even works.  Say it does work, how much is it worth? I'm thinking around 100 GBP what do you lot think?

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Hi guys! Great site! I found an AIWA HOS P02MKII at Goodwill recently. It's in pretty good shape and even has what seems to be its original case. The eject button is kinda sticky and there's a little wiggle in the tape holder. All the buttons press down like they're supposed to and the stop button works, but I don't think it plays. Otherwise it seems like it's in great shape so I might just be doing something wrong.

 

Thanks!

 

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Walkman Guys and Dolls

 

As you can see, I've recently come across the "Guys & Dolls" TPS-L2 Walkman, serial number 153**. It's in great shape cosmetically and powers up although the capstan doesn't turn. I've also got the case, with the original walking Walkman logo. 

I realize that early Walkman prices are a bit crazy thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy, but I am wondering if anyone has any idea of what this is worth. If I sell, I'd rather have this go to a collector who values it for its rarity and not just for its similarity to a movie prop. 

Thanks!


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Originally Posted by Temblor:

 

 

 

Walkman Guys and Dolls

 

As you can see, I've recently come across the "Guys & Dolls" TPS-L2 Walkman, serial number 153**. It's in great shape cosmetically and powers up although the capstan doesn't turn. I've also got the case, with the original walking Walkman logo. 

I realize that early Walkman prices are a bit crazy thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy, but I am wondering if anyone has any idea of what this is worth. If I sell, I'd rather have this go to a collector who values it for its rarity and not just for its similarity to a movie prop. 

Thanks!


 

Im looking for this variation for a long time, but I can't see myself willing to pay more than the current common tps-l2 units are going for....

 

Some people are just using the name of Walkman to get prices very high, I saw a Sony WM-W800 for over 900€ which is redicilous, a WM-D6C for over 1500€ and a WM-701 Christy's for over 10000€

This is absolutely ridicilous, its not a Van Gogh drawing.!!

Originally Posted by frblaze:

Some people are just using the name of Walkman to get prices very high, I saw a Sony WM-W800 for over 900€ which is redicilous, a WM-D6C for over 1500€ and a WM-701 Christy's for over 10000€

This is absolutely ridicilous, its not a Van Gogh drawing.!!

 

Even if it’s a Van Gogh, you will find some people fall for the hype but most people will only pay what it’s worth to them.

Originally Posted by T-Ster:

Thinking of selling my boxed Sony WM-D6C in preparation for the coming festivities to buy my son a new pc, could do with an idea of price?

 

I would say checkout the prices of similar boxed units on eBay, which should give you and indication.

 

The problem with D6C’s are, they made so many and you can find plenty floating around. One of my favourite unit’s but most people don’t know how good it really is, hence they don’t want to pay a lot for it.   

I have pulled out of storage a bunch of boxes from my past and in it was a JIL walky Music. barely used then in 1980 and looking pretty new.

 

I'm thinking about selling it to get rid of some storage issues.

 

Any idea how much I can get for this and where it would be best to post the ad for the better return?

 

Let me know

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by killerb:

I have pulled out of storage a bunch of boxes from my past and in it was a JIL walky Music. barely used then in 1980 and looking pretty new.

 I'm thinking about selling it to get rid of some storage issues.

 Any idea how much I can get for this and where it would be best to post the ad for the better return?  Let me know

 Thanks

 

     When you pull out a Cassette Recording Walkman out of your storage issue's or a Toshiba RT-S913 Bombeat 40 boombox & post picture's and a short description & I'll give you a fair offer

     JIL JWS 552 I have heard of this brand before, but it is not in the fore-front of common brands out there, so if it works it may be worth $20.00 and up, & if it does not work, well it may be worth about $20.00 as it is, just a radio with the ability to maybe play a cassette.

Originally Posted by thedon:

Hi there this in my first post and i have a sony walkman WM-EX500 and have had it years.

im just wounding if its worth anything???

 

 

Hi,

 

Thanks for your post.  Sadly the WM-EX500 is just the wrong side of vintage.

 

If I'm honest, it's not worth you bothering, I'd say £10 tops.

A few mint and near-mint condition Panasonics. Fully restored, new belts, lubed, speed-adjusted, cleaned. Working 100%.

 

I have brand new gumstick NiMH batteries for all of them. Original headphones/chargers/boxes/etc. for the RQ-S5Vs and RQ-S55Vs.

 

For the RX-SA79 I have the original AA battery attachment, as well as 3 original gumstick NiCad batteries, original charger, and gumstick battery door.

 

Pic: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3rgn...%2011.42.07.jpg?dl=0

 

I see the RQ-S5Vs go for $50-60 but very rarely. Never seen an RQ-S55V in white before I bought mine. Is it actually rare?

 

 

Hey guys, how about an AIWA HS-JX505 in great condition - see details

FEATURES of the HS-JX505/HS-JX2000 :

- FULL-LOGIC FEATHER TOUCH TRANSPORT CONTROLS.
- SEMI-DISCREET CONTROLS ON TOP.
- AUTO-REVERSE PLAYBACK AND RECORDING.
- TAPE SELECTOR WITH METAL CAPABILITY.
- DOLBY B NOISE REDUCTION.
- HX-CONTOURED BASS AMORPHOUS ALLOY R/P HEAD.
- SUPER DIGITAL SYNTHESIZER TUNER WITH AM AND FM STEREO BAND.
- 10 STATION PRESET FOR EACH TUNING BAND WITH DIRECT ACCESS BUTTONS.
- WORLD CLOCK WITH MEMORY PRESETS.
- DIGITAL CLOCK WITH SLEEP/PLAYBACK/RECORDING TIMER.
- RECORDING FROM TUNER OR MICROPHONE INPUT.
- COMPLETELY SEPARATE CONTROLS FOR THE CASSETTE DECK AND TUNER.
- BBE SYSTEM SOUND MAXIMIZER CHIP.
- DSL LOUDNESS CIRCUITRY.
- AMS - Automatic Music Sensor.
- FULLY METALLIC CHASSIS IN BLACK COLOR.
- POWERFUL DYNAMIC PIPE-PHONE EARPHONES FROM AIWA (One side is working).
- INPUTS FOR PHONES, REMOTE AND MICROPHONE.
- CAN BE USED WITH OR WITHOUT REMOTE WITHOUT THE NEED OF SPECIAL ADAPTERS.

The digital tuner is extremely powerful. It locks onto available radio frequencies instantly and as far as auto-search goes, it is very fast. Sensitivity of this tuner is remarkable. The sound of the tuner is hiss-free with an expansive immersive stereo image.

ACCESORIES’ LIST:

- AIWA’S microphone.

- Compatible device (accessory - I am not sure what this is for though but I’m including it since was among the accessories I have on the box).

- Original AIWA 2V power supply.

- AIWA’s protective carrying case.

- Original lead-acid batteries - lead acid batteries are not expected to be operational after years or after a few hundred charges but I am including it as an original item.

- Original AIWA’s promotional leaflets.

- Pipe-phone earphones:

Since the unit comes with no earphones I am including a set that, despite not being fully functional (one driver is missing), they have the exact fit/connector to plug into the Walkman. Any earphone can be connected to the unit without the need of additional adapters.
The in-line remote, although not made for this unit, has several compatible functions that can be used such as playback, volume control and perhaps even the microphone (the rest of the features might also be functional but I have not test them).

Cosmetical condition: very good.

For an item that was created in the year 1991 it looks amazingly well-kept.
There are minor scuffs that not even the camera could capture.
There are no dents or scratches.
Please review the photos and you will realize how good this item looks.


Working condition: tape OK, Radio needs service (volume control needs to revised).

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