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Old 08-23-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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I have been looking for a small radio, one that plugs in (not a boom box) so that I can listen to NPR at home. I always have it on in my car (love Car Talk , for example; but I have not been able to locate one. I have tried Walmart, Kmart, , Target, Sears, Radio Shack, Best Buy, Circuit City and it seems that a plug-in radio is as anachronistic as an Edsel.

Does anyone know where I can get one (are there used places anywhere, I wonder)?
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:42 PM
 
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Wal-Mart, Target, Radio Shack, Walgreen's ... and a whole host of other big box stores.

Very common item, prices starting around $15.
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:20 PM
 
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Well, none of those stores in this area have then at all. Boom boxes. Clock radios. Not a regular plug-in radio.
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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What is a plug-in radio? Got pics?
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:11 PM
 
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Radios are easy to find in many prices

AM/FM Radios

Sony AM/FM Pocket Radio

Crosley Traveler Radio - Model CR21

Midland AM/FM Alarm Clock Radio with Weather/All Hazard

Sony ICF-M1000

Tivoli

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Old 08-24-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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What is a plug-in radio? Got pics?

I know you're kidding (at least I hope so), but that is pretty much the response I get when I ask any salesperson under the age of 35 for one.
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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If you are trying to buy a 1950's radio with tubes, you are correct, they don't make those anymore.
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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Thanks, capoeira. I ordered the Crosley radio (no tubes lol) from Sears. CAPOEIRA . Is that a Portuguese name ? Just wondered because I lived in Brazil a long time ago.
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:33 PM
 
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I have been looking for a small radio, one that plugs in (not a boom box) so that I can listen to NPR at home. I always have it on in my car (love Car Talk , for example; but I have not been able to locate one. I have tried Walmart, Kmart, , Target, Sears, Radio Shack, Best Buy, Circuit City and it seems that a plug-in radio is as anachronistic as an Edsel.

Does anyone know where I can get one (are there used places anywhere, I wonder)?
I had a similar problem around 5 years ago when I wanted a small radio/tape deck. I searched high and low before finally finding one at Kmart.

You are not crazy.
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