The volume is smooth with no scratchy noise's. The Alarm works fine With the nice Sounding "Bird Chirping" which these vintage clock radios are know for and it will wake you up!! The Radio Count down works fine also so you can listen to it as you fall asleep and shuts off automatically.Cord is in nice shape with a few little wall paint marks on it. See last photo showing a few tiny marks to the black strip by dial-really not that bad considering it's an alarm clock. Packaged well with the nice big bubble wrap and plenty of cushion no worries. The item "Panasonic Flip Clock Vintage Radio Eames Mid Century Modern Space AM/FM" is in sale since Sunday, June 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Modern (1970-Now)\Alarm". The seller is "kivaho" and is located in Somers, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.