jukeboxes have been professionally rebuilt/restored
and include a full one year parts warranty.
We ship worldwide.
The Buyer Beware
buying something as complicated as a jukebox on the Internet, we would
recommend doing so from a reputable company that’s been around in
the "jukebox business" for a long time. Check out their
website. If they haven't got one, think again.
a seller sells all sorts of items unrelated to jukeboxes, have
caution. Keep in mind you might need to have it repaired in the
future and then ask yourself if you think they’d help you or stand
behind a product they know nothing about?
on the Internet can be very deceiving. We ran across a company
that sold a 1959 Seeburg model 222 with chrome so bad that they
painted over it with chrome spray paint. They sold it as
"Grade 1" whatever that's supposed to mean. BTW, this is
not a phrase from our industry.
of those sellers who say things like: "It lights up great and probably only
needs minor adjustment to work." "It plays okay, but might need a new
needle which are readily available online."
happens when I push the selection buttons but I might be doing
something wrong." "Just needs some "tinkering" that I
don't have the time for."
we look at the photos of the insides of these machines in the ads to
see critical parts are missing or are assembled totally wrong.
We've done service calls where the buyer was told the machine worked
fine only to find the amplifier or main motor missing or not
we had a case where a guy brought his jukebox to us only to "make it
work" but not repair or rebuild it. The playing mechanism was
all gummed up. Then he sold it on line stating it was
professionally reconditioned (by us). You just have to watch out.
especially old ones can be very complex machines. There are 13
steps alone just to adjust the tonearm of all 45 - rpm Seeburg's.
Once someone who doesn't know what he's doing gets into one of
these, it can take quite a while for a Seeburg mechanic to correct it.
are numerous jukeboxes we don't sell. We don't consider them
to be reliable or even functionally sound. Take an AMI model
"G 120". This is a great machine and simple too. Yet
the AMI model "G 200" of the same year is a pure lemon.
made a couple of lemons.
rebuild and sell very few 45 - rpm Wurlitzer's except the
reproductions. The same goes for many Rockola's of the 50's and
AMI's as well. When these machines come into our possession we
normally wholesale them locally or offer them on line "as is".
only sell models that we'd be happy to service in the future.
Keep in mind the difference between a jukebox reconditioned by a
professional and one by an amateur claiming it works can cost you
hundreds of dollars and a lot of time to get it up and running
line is you need to consider who you’re buying your jukebox from.
You might Google the Yellow Pages for the area where the seller is, to
see if he’s listed. Antique stores might be good for buying
old dinnerware, roll top desks and grandfather clocks, but not
buy something you expect to use for fun only to have it become a
costly nightmare. Once you've paid for it your chances of
satisfactory recourse are very slim.
the buyer beware".