Best Thrift Store/Goodwill/SA Finds

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  1. bobsvinyl

    bobsvinyl Painfully Aware Subscriber

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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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  2. xwarp

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    Yes. Need to test them out.
     
  3. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    Yes with ports or yes without?
     
  4. xwarp

    xwarp Active Member

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    Sorry about that...no ports.
     
  5. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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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.
     
  6. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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

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    The grills do not appear to be removable. Would like to look at the speakers. Any suggestions?
     
  8. xwarp

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    The grills came off rather easily. Apparently just hot glue. Driver on the left has tears around the perimeter.
     

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  9. axel340band

    axel340band New Member

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    What thrift was this? Or was it an audio shop of some sort. That's a lot of higher end gear to show up at one thrift at once.
     

     

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  10. axel340band

    axel340band New Member

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    Love the toads. I have one that's playing a harp. Picked it up at Village Thrift ages ago.
     
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  11. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    It was a large thrift store, not SA or GW. I pull a decent amount of good stuff from that store. AV preamps are very rare so to see so many at one time is highly unusual. There were seven preamps, 6 Rotels and one Parasound so they must have been donated en masse. No remote controls. I was there when the cart came out but the other flippers who camp by the door got there before me. Anyways, I'm really happy with my DVD-3910.
     
  12. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    Search eBay for new surrounds. Search here for how to "refoam" (those look like rubber, but same procedure) and also search here for how to pull out the pushed in domes. The cones look good. Repair and enjoy!

    You might even get away with gluing those surrounds, but I've never tried.
     
  13. jberger

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    Non-removable grilles, and STILL the tweeters are pushed in.
     
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  14. milo63

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    Cruising thrift stores to push in speaker cones has to be an undiagnosed fetish akin to bubble wrap popping.
     
  15. Fleischer

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    IMG_20180411_145623.jpg IMG_20180411_145707.jpg Beogram 1000 for $14.99. Love the hammertone finish on the top plate.
     
  16. Te-Te

    Te-Te Learning never exhausts the mind. Subscriber

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    Got two boom boxes. One is a Sony and the other is an RCA. FREE at my local transfer station. CD-Cassette-AM/FM.
    Nothing at all wrong with them. Also AM/FM Sony Walkman.
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  17. cpt_paranoia

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    Saw a pair of battered Kef Coda 7 in my local BHF store, for a rather high price. Tweeters still fine. Went back a week later, and they were both crushed in.
     

     

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  18. zunde

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    Two words: Unsupervised toddlers.
     
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  19. xwarp

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    I've done quite a few surrounds, but I might try to glue them for the time being.
     
  20. VWGUY

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    Are the DVD-3910's really that good? I have had one for a long time sitting unused as well as a DVD-3930CI that looks nearly identical. I have been snagging lots of CD's recently, it seems people are dumping them at the thrifts more and more. For music I should probably use the R/L 2 channel analog out to put the internal Burr Brown DAC's to use. I'm glad you mentioned it, I am going to break one out.
     

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