How would you like a swap meet?

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  1. Wardsweb

    Wardsweb Behind The Curtain Staff Member Admin

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    Another question: would you like to have a room set aside for a swap meet?
     
  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy Krusty old SOB! Yes, I own Audiokarma Staff Member Admin Sponsor Subscriber

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    I would be game for it. How bout others ?
     
  3. Wardsweb

    Wardsweb Behind The Curtain Staff Member Admin

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    I think it would be a nice thing to have. We could have a food, talk and swap room all rolled into one. That way it wouldn't disrupt the listening rooms. And while I wouldn't be selling anything, I'm big on the buying end.:D
     
  4. RuSsMaN

    RuSsMaN Pudknocker

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    If I can make it, I'll probably bring a duffle of goodies.
     
  5. Grumpy

    Grumpy Krusty old SOB! Yes, I own Audiokarma Staff Member Admin Sponsor Subscriber

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    That would be awesome if you can make it Russ.
     
  6. bigmacc

    bigmacc AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    SWAP MEET

    I might buy something.:D
     
  7. Andyman

    Andyman Scroungus Stereophilus Subscriber

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    I'd probably be interested in a table of some sorts, just to move some of the odds and ends around here.
     
  8. Bauhausler

    Bauhausler Rational Subjectivist

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    So what's the typical stuff at an AK swapmeet? I mean, 'swapmeet' means anything from a filthy dead chassis from the dump to a 'spare' snakeoil 9-nines silver digital interconnect for a 4-digit price. Personally I'd be wheeling in with, or at least with pictures of, a stack of PP tube integrateds & receivers in near-running condition. You know, the stuff you keep around in case you're ever confined to the house on a tether & the day suddenly changes to 36 hours & you feel like changing some caps so you'll have a third backup for a unit you've never used anyway... These are great for a newbie to cut their teeth on & probably sound OK with some care, but just not worth the amount of work if you have 'better' gear that's busted too. Other than that I have some newer gear, tube and SS that somebody probably actually might be actively looking for & will bring low 3-figure prices. Come to think of it, I'm looking at a SE 300B amp here that would fill out the low 4-figure bracket and be a bargain in parts alone.
    Personally, when I go to swapmeets I'm looking for that crate of 10uf 1kv oil caps, you know, the toxic waste ones? That and really really huge power iron for tube amps I'll never build much less lift. I'm a sucker for test equipment that nearly works, spares for common tubes of which I already have cartons tested and filed, and large power resistors for some reason. Oh, and I want another Heath W6 for the $100 price I paid for the last one. A guy can dream.
    Cheers
     
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  9. Andyman

    Andyman Scroungus Stereophilus Subscriber

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    Gee,

    I wuz thinking of just tossing down a blanket and laying some old trannys and carbs on it:D
     
  10. Bauhausler

    Bauhausler Rational Subjectivist

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    How much for that '76 Guzzi V1000 Convert throttle cable? I snagged mine on the bedroom doorknob and it's kinked. I could use the running board rubbers too, if you got 'em.
     
  11. Wardsweb

    Wardsweb Behind The Curtain Staff Member Admin

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    To bad I've got to fly in. I've got two Jensen Healey's to part out. :(
     
  12. RuSsMaN

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    Yeah, the flight is a killer. Just due to the fact there will be SOMETHING there I want to bring home, but will be too large to check / ship back.

    If I show, for the swap table I'll probably have some various crossovers (JBL, Design Acoustics, Polk etc), crossover parts (caps, chokes, etc), and raw drivers (Audax, Vifa, Tang Band etc).

    I'd love to get a van, and do a pawn/thrift tour on the way up, but man that would be a haul.

    Cheers,
    Russ
     
  13. Wardsweb

    Wardsweb Behind The Curtain Staff Member Admin

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    I'm pretty sure if you find something you can't live without, someone local will ship it back for you.
     
  14. Ski

    Ski what? Subscriber

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    If by "swap", you mean sell to Ski at amazingly low prices, then I'm all for it.

    I can ship it for you.
     
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  15. soundhd

    soundhd Active Member

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    I would be interested in the swap meet.....I got some older Crown gear I would like to sell and a reel to reel also......
    Would we need to bring our own table?
     
  16. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

    I would be interested - have some speakers, an intergrated amp, and another power amp that needs a good home.

    Dave
     
  17. Rob

    Rob Super Member

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    Has PartsExpress been told about this sales opportunity? They could show up with a table of 'AK Specials'! :D
     
  18. Grumpy

    Grumpy Krusty old SOB! Yes, I own Audiokarma Staff Member Admin Sponsor Subscriber

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    No Room for parts express but there will be for some AKers who want to lug some gear here. I know i Will have more then a few things there.

    Grumpy
     
  19. tubino

    tubino A guy with too many tubes

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    Hi, I could bring up some big juicy huge power iron to sell/swap. UTC S-42's, and still bigger stuff. Also have a Heath W-6, UNBUILT, COMPLETE, in orig packaging, but I want a grand for it. Oh, and I have some REALLY big power resistors, but the value is 250 ohms, IIRC. Interested? Maybe I'll put some organ amps in the car too. GREAT platforms for building your own design without all the metalwork! I'll sell them cheap, too, without tubes...

    Tubino
     
  20. soundhd

    soundhd Active Member

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    So is there going to be a swap area?

    I was wondering if there is going to be an area set aside for those of us who might want to bring some gear to sell, ect....?
    If so do you have any details for us.......do we need to bring our own table or will the hotel have some for us to use......any fee to reserve part of a table, ect......sorry about all the questions....just trying to plan ahead a bit.......thanks.....
     

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