October 1964 Popular Electronics
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published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
Here for your almost-Friday enjoyment is a collection of radio-themed comics from a 1964 issue of Popular Electronics magazine. The scenario in the first comic is one that an owner of an antiques store told me happens often with cunning customers. Now that eBay has been around for so long, shop owners, yard/garage sale holders, Craigslist sellers, and even places like Goodwill know what their items are really worth and price accordingly. In fact, about the only things you can find at those venues anymore is utter junk or stuff too big to sell and ship on eBay - like an area rug or a night stand. Every once in a while you'll come across a good deal when the person is not Internet savvy, but not often. We hardly even look anymore.
Comics: Ye Antique Radio Collector
"Watch that character try to offer me $2 for that old radio."
"Outside of a nuvistor r.f. stage, a transistorized audio section, a silicon rectifier, a ferrite antenna, and a diode detector, it's a real classic."
"... Oh, stop it, Joe - you'll never be able to make a 201-A."
"Of course, there are some days when none of those radios turn up, Mr. Claypool."
"Really, aren't you carrying this antique radio hobby too far?"
Posted September 20, 2018
These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines: