for me to pass up the chance to own something that matches
my real car so precisely. So when this showed up, I
had to have it. I started trolling on eBay thinking
that would be my best chance to find one. I also found
it listed on Amazon.com but unfortunately it was
"unavailable". That's because it has been discontinued
for some time.
me nuts. There were a variety of different listings
over several months. Some were complete. Others
were missing key parts (like the A/C cord, remote, or box).
Despite these shortcomings, many of them sold for
significant amounts, one for as much as $250.00! When
new this was selling for about $100, give or take a few
that I would have to get one that was complete. The
only thing I was willing do without was the box, though the
packaging is interesting. I sat tight and watched
several come and go and winced at the thought of spending
$250 for what is basically an attractive but no doubt
"cheap" CD clock radio.
after six months of watching, one came up on eBay. The
seller chose to end the auction during the day during the
week. The listing was properly placed in the
electronics section though it would likely have gotten more
attention in the automotive section. The picture was
one of the small marketing pictures. It started for
$25 with no reserve. Day after day I checked and it
sat there ignored with no bids. How could this be?
Every other one, including the really bad ones got lots of
attention and sold for hefty amounts.
had a good feedback rating. PayPal was an option.
Shipping wasn't out of line. I concluded it was just a
bad combination of listing choices and maybe karma.
Still, I knew that as sure as ever, there had to be at least
one other person lurking out there waiting for this auction
to end. I decided to be patient and wait too. At
the very end I placed my final bid amount, reluctantly
bidding higher than the highest bid I had ever seen one of
these sell. My reasoning was that this one, listed as
"unopened", was probably the best I would find, and if
anyone else was paying attention and knew the ceiling on
these, could very well trump me. (As it would turn
out, it was NOT "new", not "unopened", and showed signs of
having been used. Notwithstanding, it was still a good
would have it, there WAS someone else watching. And
with only seconds to go, they put down a modest bid.
When I bid, I displaced their high limit and won the auction
with 8 seconds left to go. I got the item, with
shipping, for a tad more than half the new item price.
I would have preferred to get it for the starting bid amount
but I was still thrilled. I am sure the under-bidder
was frustrated to see that the winner got it for a dollar
more than the highest they were willing to go...
Sharper Image Chrysler Crossfire CD
Stereo with AM/FM Tuner & Alarm Clock
Product Type: CD clock radio
Height: 5.5 in
Output Mode: Stereo
Snooze, sleep, wake
Wake-up Modes: Radio, CD playback
Built-in Display: LCD
Display Illumination: Yes
Speaker(s): Right/left channel
speaker - built-in
Radio tuner - digital - AM/FM
Display: LCD display
Station Qty: 20 preset stations
Preset Station Qty: 10 preset
Preset Station Qty: 10 preset
Load Type: Tray
Manufacturer's product description
The sizzling new Chrysler
Crossfire sports coupe has
lent its gorgeous lines to
Sharper Image's innovative
and eye-catching stereo.
Press a button and the
bumper slides out to reveal
the CD tray; cleverly hidden
in the wheels are four
stereo speakers that sound
surprisingly great - playing
music that lights up the
headlamps and taillights!
Open the hood to access
controls for the CD player,
the AM/FM digital scan tuner
(with 20 presets) and the
backlit windshield LCD alarm
clock that wakes you to the
CD or radio. A sleek
wireless remote - with
distinctive Crossfire logo -
controls the tuner and CD
Remote control - infrared
Device: Power adapter - external
Battery: 6 x battery - AA type
Service & Support: 90 days warranty
Service & Support Details: Limited
warranty - 90 days
It has it
all - AM/FM Stereo, CD, Alarm, Remote...The lights come
on... The spoiler deploys...
Note - the
item is not available...
Chrysler Crossfire CD Stereo
AM/FM Tuner & Alarm Clock Manual