Best Thrift Store/Goodwill/SA Finds

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Marantzaholic, May 21, 2003.

  1. bigcaddy64

    bigcaddy64 Active Member

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    I like this thread! I'll have to sprang some time reading about all the good finds later but here are some of mine from this year.

    Marantz 6110 turntable at a yard sale 5.00
    Pioneer SD1100 signal scope, estate sale 20.00
    2 pairs of Acoustic Research AR2AX speakers at an estate sale, 200.00
    On 3 separate occasions, KLH Model 20 Plus assemblies, none over 150.00 at various garage sales/estate sales
    2) mismatched KLH Model 6 speakers (early style with working oil caps) 10.00 each
    JVC 4VR5414 receiver, purchased with the model 6's, 20.00
    2) JBL Lancer 77 speakers, 40.00
    2) Boston Acoustic surround sound speakers (used as a garage radio) 5.00
    1) Boston Acoustic 8" home theater sub, 5.00
     
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  2. thoraudio

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    I tried to get a recording of it on the computer, but I don't have a 1/16" adapter. I used a small action camera to record it, but the volume is all over the place, and I really need to get it into Audacity. I may have to break out the Tascam.

    It's really creepy. There's one woman recounting events. Something about an argument with a roommate (lover?) over buying them out of a condo, and then the roommate threatened her with a gun and she left and when she got back the place had been burned. Then there was an incident at the hospital where she worked and that's where the 'hiding in a closet and they've shut off the power' bit came in.

    Freaky stuff, but my wife ruined the fun when she said 'it sounds like somebody's dream journal'.
     
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  3. Dazaa

    Dazaa Well-Known Member

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    Recycling guy just told me he found a single Sonus Faber Minuetto Speaker. Why only one :(
     
  4. Markoneswift

    Markoneswift Quartz locked n ready to rock Subscriber

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    Probably because the burglar couldn't carry both :)
     
  5. JamVal

    JamVal Super Member

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    Stopped in Savers today and found this;
    The Free Wheelin' Bob Dylan
    Columbia ‎– CL 1986 Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, USA, Released 27 May 1963 - VG
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    There was also a "Another Side of Bob Dylan" CL-2193 Mono, 1964 that I passed on, pretty scratched up.
     
  6. Imanoldee

    Imanoldee Super Member

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    Today's Thirst store haul.
    Normally it is a big zero.
    Some times a few CD's or LP's.
    Once in awhile a big score of 10 or more CD's and or LP's from one store.
    Today was a rare double hit.

    About evenly split between two stores, approx 30 CD's.
    As you can see they cover a wide range of types.
    And I am sure several are dup's to me, still for a buck a pop I could not pass them up.
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  7. vinyl1

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    It might be a 1963 label, but the pic is not clear enough. It should say "COLUMBIA" MARCAS REG PRINTED IN USA in white around the bottom, which seems to show on the photo, but above that it should have GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY in black type, which I don't see.
     
  8. Hofy

    Hofy Voids Warranties

    My local Goodwill has been pretty dry for quite a while. Grabbed these Friday for 99 cents each. Not a scratch on any of them. Amazingly I did not have any of them in my collection. I do now though!

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  9. zunde

    zunde Well-Known Member

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    #1 find in that stash IMO - Delicate Sound of Thunder. My favorite live recording probably ever.
     
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  10. zunde

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    Not the greatest deal in the world, but I had been looking for a relatively modern receiver with phono input, and stumbled upon this Sony STR-DA4ES receiver on facebook marketplace today for $100:

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    The thing about this is, you never find stereo equipment this well taken care of in my area. They are always missing pieces, covered in filth, scratched up, etc. This one is in like-new condition, with the original box and all the paperwork including the ES product lineup brochure, original remote, etc. When I stopped by and bought this tonight, the seller told me he was from Wisconsin and bought it there. That explains it! :thumbsup:
     
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  11. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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    and the RM 2 cd set of
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    $3 for both
     
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  12. 55Redneck

    55Redneck Canadian Redneck

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    If you like the blues give that Keb Mo, Just Like You, a serious listen. It's a good one. ;)
     
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  13. JamVal

    JamVal Super Member

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    The 'GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY' is there, but I'm not sure which release it is:
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    Side 1 matrix runout is stamped XLP-58717-3AB with an etched 'o' in front of it and an etched '1' after it and a little further to the right is what looks like an ecthed 'P'
    Side 2 is stamped XLP-58718-2AC with the same etchings before and after.

    I can't find anything with the '3AB' '2AC' on discogs. I'm not familiar with the meaning of those matrix stamps. Unfortunately this one isn't from the Terre Haute pressing plant, there's no 'T' etched anywhere. So I'm not sure of the release date on this one. The back of the jacket has the '1' printed at the lower right corner, and the front has the 'GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY' printed on the lower left below the side 1 track title list.

    Thanks for looking.
     
  14. Joel66

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    On a whim, I picked up a Sony progressive scan dvd player yesterday to use for cds. Model DVP-NS725P. No remote but it did have the owners manual. It works. $4
     
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  15. satellite

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    Decent luck at the thrift store this weekend. A Fisher 450 receiver for $25 ( this marks my third made in USA solid state receiver! ), and a punk UK Subs 45 for 99 cents that is apparently somewhat collectable.

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  16. superdog

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    This was a miss.Celestion DL10 These were in very nice shape at $79.99.I waited a day or two to see if they would be there Sat at half off.They were there Thur and Friday at mid day.Gone Sat morning at opening.In my research they are an interesting power hungry,heavy British type monitor sound from the mid 80s.If I was in need of speakers I would have bit at $80 but I have enough but at $40 would have bit.I doubt if anything like this will surface again there so it hurt a bit to have the opportunity and let it go for $40.Would have loved to hear them.Speakers of this quality are getting rarer and rarer to be thrift finds.
     

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  17. manu et deo

    manu et deo I'm loving it! Subscriber

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    Someone dumped their whole collection again at GW, picked out 30 I didn't have- favorite one- The Who live at the Isle of Wight.
     

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  18. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    Only until you hear Cowboy Junkies - Trinity Session. That will be your favorite.
     
  19. audiosignal

    audiosignal Active Member

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    I feel your pain. Ur strategy actually is a sound one, imo, if we’re back in 2008. In 2018, and really for past several years, I’ve noticed things have changed dramatically. Vintage audio inventory at thrifts is way down, while demand is way up. Speakers used to sit and sit at prices like that for weeks or months, but no more.

    At my local GW, the employees can buy things if not sold after 3 days. Who knows, that could have been what happened here as well with the Celestions as the timing was perfect and they got in the store before u did!
     
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  20. superdog

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    The strategy worked for a set of Realistic Mach 3s a few months ago.I was looking for pair of large speakers(landed up giving to my daughter who loves them).The Celestions were of a whole different ilk and were probably the best quality speakers I have seen in a few years here.Problem is I have pretty much what I need or want but these would have been interesting and may have pushed something out.Your right about quality audio in general at thrifts.Its just not there anymore even at this store which was quite a honeyhole for a number of years.Lesson reminded of...if you want it you better buy it now.
     
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