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Turquoise Frigidaire Custom Imperial Wall Oven Dishwasher and cooktop
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Post# 926645   3/13/2017 at 19:40 by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        

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Oh. My. GAAAWWWD! Pricey stuff. But dead gorgeous…on ebay…Pennsylvania.

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Post# 926652 , Reply# 1   3/13/2017 at 20:10 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Lordy that Custom Imperial turquoise Spin-Tube would be just perfect in the St-Lib kitchen!!

Post# 926750 , Reply# 2   3/14/2017 at 09:04 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
Talked to her back in Nov...

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when PhilR saw it on Allentown CL and let me know, it's not too far from Bingo and I know her area well, she lives about 1 mi from where my parents used to live in Saucon Valley back when Dad worked for Bethlehem Steel. I offered to buy the d/w but she didn't want to sell it separately. She called me again a few weeks ago to tell me she was thinking of putting it on eBay and I again offered to buy the d/w and she said she'd look into shipping but I didn't hear back, now it's on the 'Bay. The d/w looks hardly used, been looking for a nice spin tube like forever... ah well.

We are getting BURIED in snow, over 12" and it has 12 hrs to go, better get a start on it or we won't get out for weeks! Where is Spring ? sheeesh!

Post# 926763 , Reply# 3   3/14/2017 at 10:03 by TrainGuy (Charlotte, Pittsburgh, & Key West)        
But Of Course...

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no washer nor dryer.

Post# 928066 , Reply# 4   3/21/2017 at 11:46 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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somebody was crazy/desperate enough to pay $1600 for these!!!!
It was within striking distance of NYC, which might be why.

Post# 928335 , Reply# 5   3/22/2017 at 19:08 by mikael3 (Atlanta)        

Is $1600 is a high price for that set?  Four matching items, all but the sink in excellent condition—what is the price supposed to be?

Post# 928362 , Reply# 6   3/22/2017 at 20:48 by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        
mikael3 - re; pricing on the set

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When I first saw the set…the price did initially floor me personally as we are talking about 55 year old appliances. It's just a price tag which seems extreme at first consideration. With that said, valuation is somewhat reasonable if the right buyer is out there who absolutely must have certain things (and there are plenty of us up here!). To a hardcore collector, film production designer, a detail conscious retro renovator/designer….the set is pretty much a dream.

Especially appealing on these is the fact that it is a nice collection, apparently in pretty stunning condition, and there is no need to hunt endlessly to acquire each item separately. I own the large refrigerator which is a companion piece to this set--and if I absolutely had to have a matchy-match set of '63 Frigidaire appliances, I probably would have bitten the bullet and bought this lot--the chances of finding another set like this in Turquoise are very, very slim. Someone recently offered me 1200 for my refrigerator and I turned it down…but that's because I'm in love with it :D

Looking strictly from the perspective of buying appliances of this vintage on what actual/realistic value might be (and provided they are in stellar operating condition)…I'd hazard a guess at maybe 150-200 on the dishwasher, 200-300 on the dbl oven and maybe the cooktop would value out near the dishwasher. This all comes to way, way under 1600. Others up here may disagree with me, I'm sure!

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