Best Thrift Store/Goodwill/SA Finds

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

  1. tubed

    tubed Lunatic Member

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    I miss the off the beaten track thrift over by the railroad tracks and Cesna airstrip.
    A pickers delight.
     

     

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  2. BirdLives

    BirdLives Super Member

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    It was a good day at GW... found these on vinyl:

    Greatest Hits - Cat Stevens
    The Dream Of The Blue Turtles - Sting
    Saddle Tramp - The Charlie Daniels Band
    Fun And Games - Chuck Mangione
    Lost In A Dream- - REO Speedwagon
    Argus - Wishbone Ash
    Demons And Wizards - Uriah Heep

    And this on DVD:

    Live At The Greek - Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes

    Total: $5.00
     
  3. bobsvinyl

    bobsvinyl Painfully Aware Subscriber

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    Thrifting all morning and found some good items, including this 1981 framed poster of Nastassja Kinski. Woo-woo! Also two Onkyo AV receivers for $5.00 each. One had the remote which goes for $20.00.

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  4. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    The store next to the other junk shop with the outdoor yard? That one is still there but it has a new owner so not so good anymore. The store at the end of Lankershim changed owners and does not get good stuff anymore. On the rare occasion I am out there, I go to Apex.
     
  5. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    Sony SS-MBH150
    Yamaha R-5 receiver
    Denon DVD-1800BD

    $35 for all. The Denon sounds awesome as a CD player.
     
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  6. tubed

    tubed Lunatic Member

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    The one at the end of Lankershim.
    I forget the name but they are now Value Center in Van Nuys.
    I still have my $34 Yamaha CX-1000 in daily use and believe I actually pulled 5 pairs of HPM-100s during the times I visited.
    Also, those with knowledge of all things non-audio did quite well.
    Happy Hunting.
     

     

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  7. spicer

    spicer Well-Known Member

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    Apex is one of a kind... been going there since the early 1980s, haven't been for quite some time, was pleased to see it still existed. One has to see it to believe it, pictures do it no justice.
     
  8. CT_Ohio

    CT_Ohio Active Member

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    nice Avedon poster... the lower Onkyo AVR is like the hand-me-down one I test speakers with; it's good for decent amp sound and decent tuner if needed. $5? scroe
     
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  9. superdog

    superdog AK Member

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    Five pair of 100s? I thought I did pretty well pulling three pair from the same thrift a few years ago.
     
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  10. tubed

    tubed Lunatic Member

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    A few pairs of Polk monitor 10s to go along with the 100s.
    Needless to say those two models must have been big sellers going by that small sampling.
     
  11. tubed

    tubed Lunatic Member

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    Never been there but I'd like to find out if they sell large value film capacitors.
     

     

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  12. superdog

    superdog AK Member

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    I pulled a nice set of 10a Polks from same thrift a few years ago also.Such finds now are pretty rare.
     
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  13. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    The place is loaded with capacitors of all sorts. I've seen computer grade Mallory and Sprague. It takes some searching but I was able to match up caps for Marantz 510M. Found five pair. Used two pair and sold the rest.
     
  14. Dazaa

    Dazaa Well-Known Member

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    Found a pair of HUGE RTR HRM12 speakers yesterday, if they could speak I bet they could tell a story of how they ended up in London
     
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  15. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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  16. rkgren1

    rkgren1 Well-Known Member

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    This little Pioneer amp has been sitting in a local antique store for the last 6 months.
    It was complete outside, but awfully mildewed.
    I have been ignoring it at $29.
    It was marked down to $14 today, so I rolled the dice on it.
    It has a few bumps and bruises, but it cleaned up great.
    Actually it was very clean inside.
    It needs a new power light, and the top cover needs a coat of paint.
    It had ~30 mV on the speaker terminals, and the power supply voltages were in the ballpark.
    So, I tried with some speakers and found that it works great!

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  17. spicer

    spicer Well-Known Member

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    I don't know but it would be worth to visit just for the experience. One thing I remember is all these projector lamps of all types that were sure to be obsolete, new in their boxes... that and the aisles of extremely well crafted eloquent looking test equipment in fine wooden boxes from a different era. I assume some of that stuff is still there... haven't been in years.
     
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  18. Audi0

    Audi0 Super Member

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    Some sweet canton plus s (minimus 7 style)
    For a low sum of $10 for everything.
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  19. pauldrewry

    pauldrewry Super Member

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    Saw a rare reciever Pontus IC-500r. They wanted $35. For it. I didn't need it so I left it. Heavy unit, we'll built.
     
  20. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    If you had taken it, would that make you a Pontus Pilot?
     
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