For most, this limitation is applied to radios without a high number of tubes or radios that are not rare or valuable (rare does not always = value). Or radios from a certain period. Almost everyone stops buying consoles at some point.
Some collect brand-name radios. Zenith is always popular as are the high-end manufactures like Scott. Crosley is not usually considered a high end manufacture (WLW excluded). This thinking is what led to my comments about passing on Crosley "Fivers". (See posts below)
Well, the WLW is not the only high-end Crosley. In the collection of radios that was donated last year was a 9-tube Clipper which is a 915-EK. This chassis employs a shadow meter rather than an eye-tube so it would be the equivalent of a 10-tuber w/eyetube. Actually, a shadow meter is superior in that this one has lasted 85 years which is very unlikely for an eye-tube. It is a table model. It is rare. Check, check, check! Maybe I should keep this one.
Finding original parts to rebuild is becoming more difficult. I have used most of my Crosley-branded caps in recent projects. If anyone has a stash of old parts that were removed from any early radio, I could use them for rebuilding and that would be superior to using them to line a garbage can (clink). (You can always ID a bad paper cap because it goes "clink" when it hits the can)