Antique Radio & TV Shop
Frequently Asked Antique Radio Repair Questions:
How much it will cost me to repair my antique Philco ( or any other make ) radio?
The following are some questions you should answer first before an estimate can be made :
What is your Guarantee on repairs?
All labour and new parts put into your set are guaranteed one full year from the date you receive your radio. We cannot, however, assume responsibility for failure of any other component that may become inoperative during this period. If any problem arises and another component fails, we will charge for that part only, not for labour.
What will be done to my radio?
Do you give estimates?
Complete and free estimate is issued before work starts.
Am I required to give you a deposit before the repair?
There is no deposit required before repair of your radio. However, we would need a reasonable deposit when radio is purchased and repaired or special part is ordered on customer request.
Do you sell tubes?
Not all the tubes, but some tubes I have extra and also old TV tubes. We are well stocked with all tubes needed for most antique radio and TV repairs. We have new old stock tubes and tested, guaranteed used tubes. The price of a used tube is usually less than half. New tube comes with one year warrantee, used one 3 month. (which is a much longer warrantee than tube suppliers will give you today). We have a few links on our site to antique tubes and parts sellers.
How do I ship my radio to you?
The best way to send your radio to us is by USPS (United States Postal Service ) or the Postal Service in Canada. It is reliable, traceable and economical. You may choose couriers like UPS, Fedex, Purolator or Canpar, but it will cost a bit more.
Please note: some couriers will charge a "brokerage" fee and import duty and taxes extra, to get your set across the border.
I will have to charge it to you, on the top of repair cost.
If you please pack your radio tightly in a cardboard box with lots of bubbles or Styrofoam and then place it into another, larger box again with plenty of paper or foam in between them.
Do I need regular maintenance on my radio?
No, not really. Only if you plan to use it daily or continuously. You radio has tubes and it generates some heat. Tubes will need replacement if used daily for long hours. If you drive your 1948 Ford to work every day, it will need service frequently. We do maintenance service, if needed.
What kind you payments do you take?
We accept Visa, and Master Card credit cards, and Pay-Pal, postal or bank money orders, personal *cheques (*have to be cleared through bank, takes one week) and cash. (US and Canadian dollars).
What makes of radios and TV's do you repair?
All from A-Z. It does not make any difference if you have antique Addison radio or Zenith, Philco, GE, Westinghouse, RCA, Sparton, Crosley, Fada, Telefunken, Graetz, Grundig, Philips, Nordmende, Loewe-Opta, Blaupunkt, Roger Majestic or Delco, GMC, Ford, or Motorola auto radio. All makes and models from 1925-1970 (some automobile radios to 1970).
If you have any more questions not listed here, do not hesitate to call (705) 723-5333 or e-mail us.
Thank you, Tony
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