Best Thrift Store/Goodwill/SA Finds

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

  1. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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  2. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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    sorry , I was sleepy from seeing the words "Cowboy Junkies"
     
  3. JayBlok

    JayBlok New Member

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    Found this QSC 1700 power amp priced at $5 bucks but I only paid $2.50 since it was half price weekend at the thrift store.
    For some reason they thought it was an air conditioner :dunno::rockon:
    Oh yeah,this beast sounds amazing! Detailed and crispy and powerful hooked up to my KLH 317's[​IMG]
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    This was hilarious!! :eek::eek::eek::eek:
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  4. likebike23

    likebike23 Super Member

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    ^^^ be glad they didn't let it warm up. If they did it would have been sold as a heater for full price. Lol.
     
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  5. Goodwill_HiFi

    Goodwill_HiFi Super Member

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    WOW I get that there is a big vent on the front, but it says "stereo amplifier" right on it!
     
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  6. mstrane21

    mstrane21 Well-Known Member

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    Is it blowing warm air pretty well though?

    That is hilarious and an amazing score.
     
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  7. cpt_paranoia

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    My recent spots:

    Sony STR-K880 receiver
    Yamaha RX-V795aRDS receiver
    Kef iQ3 (sadly, little fingers had been at the coax tweeter metal dome)
    B&W CC3 centre speaker
    Onkyo BD-SP808 Blu-Ray & TX-NR906 receiver (£350 the pair...)
    Kef Q55.2
    Arcam AVR200 AV receiver
    Denon UD-M31 mini system and speakers
    Sony DVP-NS700V
    Tangent E24 centre

    Managed to resist all so far... I should have picked up the Tangent to convert into a Bluetooth speaker...

    Oh, and a Sony CDP-M33 that's been sitting on a shelf at £2.49 for months...
     
  8. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    Did a little wheeling and dealing today. Sold $80 of golf clubs and spent $70 on:

    Yamaha DSP-A1
    BIC Beam Box FM antenna
    Medicus hinged 5 Iron

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  9. bob smog

    bob smog Creebling at the Turntables Subscriber

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    Nice scroe and hilarious!

    I picked up a brand new Zildjian cymbal for $2 once.

    They thought it was a serving platter and it was in with the kitchen wares.

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  10. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    In case you don't know, that's an easy $100 if it's not split anywhere.
     
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  11. 7lords

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    8 cents at buy the pound today. Figured I'd take a chance at that price
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  12. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    That button cell will likely need replaced, but other than that it should be fine.
     
  13. 7lords

    7lords Member

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    Isn't the white button in there just magnets?
     
  14. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    It's likely a CR 3032. The demagnetizer works by sending current to a small coil behind the tape pad. At least that's how any one I ever had worked.
     
  15. jt01

    jt01 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    In the picture in post #24350, the white circle between the 2 holes in the cassette is a battery holder - you can see the battery contacts through the cassette case. A button battery is used to power the magnet(s) at the bottom of the cassette that will be close to the tape heads and do the demagnetizing. Pressing play on the deck with the cassette loaded will complete the circuit and demagnetize the heads. Usually you only need to press play for a few seconds for this to work - try to get the instructions for exactly how long to keep it on.
     
  16. 7lords

    7lords Member

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    Are you sure? The white circle moves along a track when you press fast forward and then reverse.

    No magnets at the bottom of the cassette:

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  17. jt01

    jt01 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I guess you're right - it's not a battery holder. It looked identical to a Teac demagnetizer I had back in the day, which did use a button battery and had contacts that looked like the pic above. And the magnet seems to be the same size as a button battery. This design is pretty much maintenance-free - no battery to replace. Sorry about that.
     
  18. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    That's so funny. I've never seen one like that before. Kinda cool, I guess.
     
  19. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    I think you want to hit play though rather than FF as that won't move the tape head into position.
     
  20. 7lords

    7lords Member

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    Found this on it

     

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