Best Thrift Store/Goodwill/SA Finds

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

  1. TomBig58

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    I had a similar experience at a thrift while visiting Madison WI recently. Nothing but crap I still had to ask the woman if the prices are negotiable because ALL her stuff is stupidly overpriced. There was a used el cheapo toaster for ten bucks and I'm sure she overheard me tell my friend you can buy a brand new one on sale at Walgreens for $9.99!!
     
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  2. doctor fuse

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    Hmmmm, memory test....

    Pioneer SX-737 - $10
    Dual 1009 SK2 - Free
    Sony STR-7045 - Free
    EPI 70 - Free
    EPI M180 - Free
    NAD 3020 -$69
    CEC BD-2000 - $30
    Denon DCD 670 - $20
    Optimus T100 - Free
    Optimus 5B - $10
    Goodmans Minister Speakers - traded for a Garrard Type A
    2 Technics SL-220 - Gifted from a friend
    3 NHT Super Zero Speakers - Free
    Lenco (59?) turntable, Leak TL/12 Plus amp, Fisher PR-6 Phono Preamp - $50
    Dual CS726Q - Free

    I will have to update as I recall other goodies.
     
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  3. Lazarus Long

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    Thought I hit good score on neckties yesterday, for a second. 5 armani ties and one burberry... All fakes! But, there was a real
    Talbott best of class with the nordstrom tags still on it. About a $200 tie new.. First time ive came across fake designer ties at the thrift.
     
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  5. Fleischer

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    Found a slightly battered set of EPI 100V speakers for $11 that need new surrounds. Had a "Tested - Functional" sign on them put there by an employee with either incredibly low standards or a strange sense of humour.
     
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  6. DublinTrader

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    Fender Squier Stratocaster 1998 Mexico made with pearlite pick guard (but does need one string replaced). and gig bag.for $16 with my "Geezer" discount. I also found a Fender acoustic guitar which I passed on to my thrifting partner bobsvinyl which cost him $8.

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  7. OMGCat!

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    Those Mexican Squires are pretty nice guitars. A pro setup will have that playing great.
     
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  8. Te-Te

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    Good for you Dublin, was that at BTP?
     
  9. markshan

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    The gig bag is worth $16.
     
  10. xwarp

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    gw. $4.98
     

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  11. DublinTrader

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    No, it was n the retail side.
     
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  12. markshan

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    I've head a lot about those. I'd like to check them out sometime. I'd LOVE to check them out for 5 bux!

    Are they the version with or without the rear ports?
     
  13. N8Nagel

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    Spent way too much at thrift today. Found ANOTHER Leo Kottke LP, and a VG appearing copy of Chicago Transit Authority, plus a couple other LPs and CDs, TONS of books, and two old "lightning" canning jars (I use them for dry storage in the kitchen, you can still get replacement seals for them, and nice new silicone ones at that)
     
  14. SoCal Sam

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    Denon DVD-3910 with all accessories, $66. Not my normal great score but I have always liked the sound of the 3910. Interestingly, the same store had almost every model of Rotel AV preamp. They were non-HDMI and only one was the newer silver with flange look. There was also a RSP-1098 but it was over priced. If it lasts to half price, I'll bite. Passed on a Parasound P/SP-1000 preamp, overpriced. There were a couple of NHT sub controllers in another flipper's cart which might have interested me.
     
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  15. bobsvinyl

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    As you can see above, Walter (DublinTrader) and I had a good day at the thrifts. Walter found two guitars, one electric and one acoustic and was nice enough to share the wealth. The acoustic is in nice shape and is a Fender Squier made in China and it's pretty hefty. It cost $8.00 after my geezer discount. I also found a few records and some great vintage kitsch, two mummified toads sold as tourist souvenirs. They creeped my wife out, but I love stuff like this.

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  16. xwarp

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    Yes. Need to test them out.
     

     

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  17. markshan

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    Yes with ports or yes without?
     
  18. xwarp

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    Sorry about that...no ports.
     
  19. markshan

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    Those are the good ones. Just be forewarned that the cones get brittle with age. If nothing bad happened at the thrift just continue to treat them with care.
     
  20. markshan

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    That like is for everything but the toads. I'm with your wife on that one.
     
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