Quality Antique Electronic Restorations

P. O. Box 285 Liverpool, NY 13088    dave2@tubesandtransistorsandmore.com

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:What Do You Do?

A: I restore the electronics in an antique radio or TV (or “set”) back to it’s original or better electronic operating condition.  Most of the time that means replacing all the old paper and electrolytic capacitors.  Sometimes there are other problems with the electronics after the restoration, which I call “complications”.

Q:What don’t you do?

A: I usually don’t refinish wooden radio cabinets or fix cracked plastic radio cabinets.  I am also way more “electronically inclined” than I am “mechanically inclined”. So I don’t fix very complicated mechanical problems.  I am mechanically inclined but I am much more electronically inclined.

Q:What is “15 per”?

A:   It is $15.00 per capacitor replaced + other parts.*  The initial $15.00 per capacitor covers the cost of the capacitors and labor for the entire restoration. If other parts are necessary, their costs will add the price of the restoration.  No other labor will be charged. *Please see my main FAQ page below.

Q: What is White Glove Service?

A: White Glove is the name I used to call one of my flat rate restorations services.  It is $20.00 per capacitor replaced.  Please see my main FAQ page for more information.


*NY State residents must pay sales tax on the restoration.  All must pay for return shipping.

Q: What is Return Shipping?

A: Return Shipping is the amount that was paid to ship an item to me.  I will need that same amount to ship the item back after the restoration.

Q:Why must an initial payment be sent with a Radio or Television?

A: An initial payment, or good faith payment must be sent because a few times an item was sent to me for restoration, and when the work was done, the person sending it said that I could keep it and did not want it back.  Your good faith payment tells me that you are serious about having the work done.

Q:What forms of payment do you accept?

A: I accept USPS (US Postal Service) Postal Money Orders*, which are ONLY available at a US Post Office.  I do not accept Credit Cards or Debit Cards .

*If another type of Money Order, or a check is sent, it will delay the return of set.

Q: Do you have late fees?

A: No but I sometimes have “storage” fees $1.00 per day.  Fees begin after 30 days.  Again, please see my main FAQ for more information.

Q:What is “10 per”?

A: “ It is $10.00 per capacitor replaced + other parts in sets with with 150 volts or less, that do not qualify for one of my other specials.*  The initial $10.00 per capacitor replaced covers the cost of the capacitors and labor for the entire restoration. If other parts are necessary, their costs will add the price of the restoration.  No other labor will be charged. *Please see my main FAQ page.

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Q: Why do you like USPS Postal Money Orders so much?

A: Because they don’t go through a bank.  They are cash.  Banks slow things down with all the processing. Plus, they are the safest way to send cash through the mail.

This is my main FAQ page.

Q: I would like to pay with PayPal.

A: The Post Office will accept your PayPal Debit card to buy a USPS Postal Money Order.