eBay find: Mint Panasonic RF-2200


Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor,  Jeff McMahon, who writes:

There might be a bidding war on this “possibly never used” with box Panasonic RF-2200.

Click here to view on eBay.

Last night, when Jeff sent this link, the price was still under $300–it’s now over $400.  I suspect this listing might achieve top dollar.

It’s certainly saying something that this RF-2200 even includes the original four Panasonic D cells in the supplied cardboard tube! (I wonder what their voltage would be after all of these years?).

For what it’s worth, the RF-2200 is the best mediumwave/AM receiver I’ve ever used. They’re widely available on eBay and one in decent condition will typically fetch $200-300 US. Money well-spent if you want a benchmark portable with amazing audio fidelity.

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13 thoughts on “eBay find: Mint Panasonic RF-2200

  1. Valery

    Dear Sirs,
    Could you please help me get a Panasonic DR22/RF-2200BS radio in perfect mint cosmetic and working condition?
    Please contact me via E-mail.
    Best regards.

  2. EGold

    I purchased 2 rf-2200 back in the 70’s. One as a present to my father,the other to me. My dad lost interest in using it and gave it to me, he did know I owned one as well. The one I own, only left the box once. To make sure it worked. I put it back in the wrap and Styrofoam. I still own it. In the box it came in. I still have the beater which was my father’s. I had a gain box for it as well. Thinking I might be putting the boxed rf-2200 on ebay myself, after I give it a retest.

  3. JAYoung

    This raises a question: Would the physical and electronic components of an un-used 1977 radio survive in better shape than an identical set that had been cared for but energized periodically over the intervening 40 years?

  4. Mario

    Have to say I didn’t think it would go that high, since it was advertised “Like new” and not “New in Box.”

    If I remember correctly mine cost around $139 new back in the late 70’s. Not sure what that would be in today’s dollars.

  5. Dan Robinson

    I hate to be a spoiler on this, having once purchased a NIB Panasonic RF-5000
    for more than I should have paid for it, but folks should try to maintain some
    perspective. This is a RF-2200, which though at the time it was out (competing
    with the SONY 5900W) was somewhat of a technology piece, does not compare
    with some of the better portables. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and
    in this case, future owner. Anything like this, like a time capsule, is worth it to
    whoever has the cash.

  6. Mario

    Thanks for the heads up, it’s amazing that one is still around in the original box and with original paperwork. Even the original earphone, wow!

  7. Tom Laskowski

    I paid dearly for one that is close to new, but it was only about half what the current bit is. I still think it’s an awesome radio!


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