Best Thrift Store/Goodwill/SA Finds

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

  1. macyjrm

    macyjrm AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Radio Shack exists no more. Bankruptcy negates all warranties. Same with “lifetime” vacuum tubes from RS.
     
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  2. Fleischer

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    IMG_20180417_125730.jpg Pee Wee Russell, Isham Jones, Duke Ellington and Artie Shaw, all in great shape on senior's day at Value Village.
     
  3. satellite

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    I suggest maybe checking back at the same location for a couple of weeks. I have seen this happen a few times where an orphan speaker shows up on the floor, and then its mate appears a few weeks later.

    Blows my mind how it could happen, but I also saw an orphan speaker at one location, and its twin at another location within the same thrift store chain!
     
  4. A/D/Slover

    A/D/Slover Active Member

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    I did 1 week later May try again.
     
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    Nice! I've been watching for a pair of ADS on the cheap for a long time to no avail....yet!
     
  6. manu et deo

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    Today haul, really happy about the Lena at the Waldorf, been waiting for that one:)
     

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  7. Puddintane

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    Ask the manager or some friendly worker. It worked for me. I found a lone JBL Apollo C51 one week, and I asked if there was a match, but they said they didn't think so. But when the manager later saw the other one she held onto it (they know my face from being there all the time), and the next time I went in I got the other one.
     
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  8. VWGUY

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    GW was good to me.......more info later
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  9. bobsvinyl

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    Looks like the AK version of Jenga.

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    Yes I had to get it into the cart quickly- I had about 10 people watching me I was just waiting to see some arms extend.......lol
     
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  11. RJolly87

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    Is it one of those "set of 7 for $29.95" deals they do?

    I had one of them happen once, only it had a Marantz 2245 in wood case, and a pile of pioneer branded rack wood speakers.

    Needless to say, I walked to the counter with the receiver in hand, and only carted the speakers after extended deliberations.
     

     

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  12. Splatter Pak

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    My wife and I stopped at the local thrift today, and there they were: a pair of HED speakers for $44 and change. Good shape, drivers looked functional, 2-way, rear-ported. Didn't need, didn't buy.
     
  13. Imanoldee

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    What were they whispering under their breath do you think?
    :)
     
  14. SoCal Sam

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    Arizona is loaded with good stuff at great prices!
     
  15. tubed

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    Meanwhile further West, it seems the good stuff was donated years ago:bye:
     
  16. corbin

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    I randomly stumbled upon some goodwill employees literally throwing a good condition, working Pioneer SX-680 into a trash can when I was there recycling some old computer monitors. I begged them to not throw it away, they ended up putting it on the shelf the next day with a $10 price tag and a sticker that said UNTESTED, I was there early the next morning to scoop it up.
     

     

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  17. Lazarus Long

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    Some nice telarc lps.. The one on the bottom was a nice surprise. Its an RCA direct master 45 rpm. All of the albums are NM+.
     

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  18. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    I thought you were nabbing all the good stuff.
     
  19. tubed

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    I honestly can't remember the last audio item I picked here in El Lay.
    You find anything beyond just interesting, Sam:idea:
     
  20. SoCal Sam

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    Just some mildly interesting AVR and DVD players. Vintage is done. The container shippers have taken everything, so it seems.
     
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