Best Thrift Store/Goodwill/SA Finds

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

  1. vinyl1

    vinyl1 Super Member

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    You are more likely to get large, heavy speakers. If it's four feet tall and 150 lbs, buyers will be few even at a rock-bottom price. Those Celestions are the size of speaker that many customers will buy.
     
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  2. vinyl1

    vinyl1 Super Member

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    Based on my research, that seems to be the 1963 label, so you have a very early pressing.
     
  3. satellite

    satellite AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I understand completely. I have missed out on some interesting stuff by playing the "I'll wait till it's half price" game. Most recently an old Zenith record player console with a nice little stereo tube amp in it. For me, my "didn't buy it" remorse out-weighs my buyer's remorse by about 4 to 1.
     
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  4. superdog

    superdog AK Member

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    That and the fact they were heavy and one can just tell the quality compared to all the rack system speakers that pass through.
     
  5. audiosignal

    audiosignal Active Member

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    And if an employee that got them, it probably would have been more like 60% off of reg price with the extra employees’ discount on top (add’l 10% discount I think), making the final cost only around $32 - a “no-brainer” in my mind.
     
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  6. superdog

    superdog AK Member

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    Yeah this stung a bit.I know though that if it is something you really want there is no waiting because it will be gone.If you want it more than likely someone else wants it.
    I'll tell you another one that stung recently was a quality Yamaha CDX single disc player.These are not cheap on ebay and are well regarded.The drawer wouldn't open so I asked if they can discount it.He said let me check it out and in doing so it wouldn't open so he said "if it doesn't work we can't sell it" and proceeded to throw in a tall bin as I heard it land with a crash.I should have just bought it and if I needed to I could have brought it back if it was a lost cause.Ouch!...thats what I get for being a cheap bastard. $22.99 You live and learn.
     
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  7. axel340band

    axel340band New Member

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    Man, I had a great day at the local buy-the-pound last night. Pulled about $1300 worth of soul and surf/garage 45's. Got a bit of a punch in the gut though when I saw a pair of JBL L46's walk out the door as I came in. Just needed a refoam. The guy is a known speaker hoarder, so sadly, they're heading to his storage unit to sit for 20 years until he dies. Some of the 45's were pretty unobtanium though, so I think I did well.
     
  8. axel340band

    axel340band New Member

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    Total damage, $3.
     
  9. Dandy

    Dandy Super Member

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    A bit different from the Who! (I like them both.)
     
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  10. likebike23

    likebike23 Super Member

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    Been a bit dry here lately, but I found something today. This was at the bottom of a cart in the donation drop off area. I asked the asst manager if I could check it out. It powered up, but had a loose tuning button. Got it cheap as a "fixer upper". 60 WPC Akai AA-R42 receiver in all it's 80's glory. Works well and sounds good.

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  11. mstrane21

    mstrane21 Well-Known Member

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    Boy, that sucker is the personification of that decade. I kind of like it! I bet it sounds just fine too
     
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  12. RedShift42

    RedShift42 Some guy

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    Local S.A. still has that Beogram 3000 (later, linear tracker version), for $15. B- aesthetic condition, spins up, but no stylus.

    Somebody talk me outta this thing, please!
     
  13. mstrane21

    mstrane21 Well-Known Member

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    I saw one of those several months back, and looking up the price of replacement parts did the trick for me
     
  14. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    Me too. I guess what I mean is that Cowboy Junkies will be a nice surprise for the uninitiated. Just about anyone with a radio has heard The Who.
     
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  15. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    I wonder if Pioneer made that for them. They had a line that looked really similar.
     
  16. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    Go price the cartridge, that will talk you out of it.
     
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  17. axel340band

    axel340band New Member

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    Yeah, for real. Sometimes it's cheaper to buy a complete table than it is to buy a new stylus for one of these abominations.
     
  18. BilboBaggins

    BilboBaggins AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    That's how I do it. I try to buy one with a good stylus, and then I look for a second one of the same type, or one that has a good stylus even if it is a different model. Then I sell the best with a spare stylus. Changes the pricing model drastically. I have a really nice keeper 4002, with a good spare stylus on a cosmetically less appealing one for parts.
     
  19. likebike23

    likebike23 Super Member

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    I'm not sure, it looks a bit like the SX-6. It uses 2 STK Darlington power packs. I don't recall Pioneer using Sanyo STKs, I'm no expert though.
     
  20. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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    only if your ready for a nap
     

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