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Victor and Victrola Sales

June 10, 2018: Our Phonograph Sales Catalog is now back online!


 

Our inventory consists ONLY of high quality examples of original and well-restored Victor and Victrola phonographs that are historically correct, fully tested and ready for use. Our descriptions are accurate and our condition grading is very conservative. We stand behind what we sell. All our machines are guaranteed to operate properly for two full years. That even includes accidental damage (e.g. the grandkids overwind it or if Fido chews on the soundbox). Nobody else comes close to this warranty coverage. Machines which have been refinished will be clearly denoted as such, with a complete description of work done.

Our focus is on "absolutely historically accurate", ready-to-go phonographs, that are desirable, yet affordable, for those who want a great value in an authentic antique phonograph. We don't sell low-end, common machines that you can find at the local flea market. Nor do we focus on promoting (often overpriced) $25,000.00 ultra-rare machines that are offered in exclusive antique stores for the very wealthy buyer. We sell upscale Victor and Victrola machines, in exceptional condition, for those who share our love for historical accuracy and the original beauty of these machines. We spend a great deal of time making sure that all the details are right, that the phonograph works as well as it possibly can, and that you are getting what you pay for.

We are not in the "high-volume phonograph sales business" and consequently are not the cheapest seller of phonographs. But our selection, product quality and after-sale guarantee is second-to-none. While others may push glitzy-looking restorations that are incorrect in both finish materials and repair processes, we choose to focus on historically correct original and properly restored machines, right down to the correct nuts, bolts and washers. And we never sell poor, mediocre, replica, pieced-together or incorrect machines. Period.

Yes, you can buy a Victor or Victrola at a lower price from EBay, Craigslist or from your neighborhood consignment store. However, consider the following:

We are dismayed at what is frequently sold via online auction or by some antique dealers as "100% original" or "historically correct". These are often phonographs with incorrect parts, incorrect (swapped) dataplates and/or poorly restored elements. This behavior compromises the integrity of this hobby; it propagates a very unethical and distorted view toward the phonograph-collecting community.  Our policy of maintaining respect for the buyer and the historical importance of these machines assures that you are getting a correct and accurately represented Victor or Victrola which will provide years of reliable service.

PLEASE NOTE: We frequently get order requests from customers wanting to play LP or 45 RPM records on these antique machines. Please be aware that Victors and Victrolas will only play shellac (not vinyl) 78 RPM records made prior to the 1930's. They can not be used or adapted to play records, tapes, or media of any type from the 1950's and beyond. We provide a good sample of age-appropriate records with every order.

Our Sales and "Operation Philosophy":

 

Surface Mail Address:

Victor-Victrola.com

2607 Woodruff Road Suite E #216

Simpsonville, SC  29681

 

 

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