Chicago to Massachusetts or NH by Christmas

Discussion in 'The AudioKarma Pony Express' started by Sounds Good!, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Sounds Good!

    Sounds Good! AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    This is a great community! Thanks for your generous offer. I almost had something worked with you as step 1, but Kevin came along with a direct flight instead of changing planes: easier for everyone.

    All the best, Mike
     
  2. Hose53

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    Glad it worked out so well Mike! Enjoy!
     
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  3. Sounds Good!

    Sounds Good! AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Epilogue: In early November, I started a conversation with AKer bandg69 (aka Anthony) about his nearly pristine Onkyo TX 8500 II., which he'd made available on Barter Town. Anthony lives in Chicago and I'm just outside Boston. I was happy to pay Anthony's very reasonable asking price, but he didn't want to pack and ship such a heavy, valuable piece of equipment. I understood completely.

    But, I really wanted the Onkyo, so I persisted, suggesting that we make the deal, and I would seek a Pony Express. Anthony agreed. The search was on, but despite a generous offer (AKer Hose53) to get the Onkyo halfway home, Pearl Harbor Day came and went without a solution.

    Then, in mid-December Kevin D (AK handle) posted in the Pony Express forum that he was traveling from Chicago to Northampton, MA around Christmas. Jackpot!

    Anthony and Kevin met, and Kevin took the hand-off a heavy, well packed box of Monster Receiver. Both gentlemen had great things to say about the other. I was pumped!

    So, on Christmas Eve I drove a snowy two hours to meet Kevin in Northampton. What a great guy! He was so happy about being able to help make this Festivus Miracle a reality, that he could not stop smiling. We had a terrific chat about vintage audio, family, and how this Pony Express Hail Mary pass came to be.

    Two great guys I am pleased to call AK friends. I understand a beer or three is in their future.

    Thank you Kevin and Anthony! Truly a Festivus Miracle.
     

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