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She Thought Her Chance Was Lost Forever

Reviewing: Star Kist Foods, Inc. Charlie The Tuna Radio  |  Rating:
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When my mom was a wee little one, she saw this offer for something really cool! All she had to do was send in some proofs of purchase and a couple of bucks to StarKist to get a radio. So she saved up her money and kept her proofs safe. When everything was ready, she sent it all out and could barely wait for her radio to come.

After some time, her parents told her a letter came in the mail from StarKist. She opened the envelope unsure what she would find. "There is no way the radio would come flat, " she thought. The letter said that there were no more radios left, and my mom was heartbroken.

As an adult, she heard about Ebay and how you could find all sorts of things on there. We were sitting together in her office and she got the idea to search for the radio. Even after all these years, she still remembered it! She was really surprised to find someone selling theirs on the site. It was quite an affordable price especially for a product made in 1970. The back is stamped with the date and company name.

The only unfortunate thing about the radio I bought my mom is that it doesn't work. The seller fully disclosed that. She told me that it didn't matter to her whether or not the radio was functional at this point. Though when she was a child, it would have mattered. She was just really happy to have it at all! She was so happy when it came, and she was able to see it in person. She was finally able to reconcile the image she had in her mind of the radio, with what it looks like in reality.

The radio is 6" tall and about 2.75" across, at the widest part of the front, at the middle.