Stopped in a record shop and holy crap!

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  1. GD70

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    We stopped in this town to eat after visiting my mother in law for Mothers day.
    I went in with my son, and my jaw dropped! Music playing in the shop was through two pairs of ADS's, didn't get the model numbers, bur it sounded great in there.
    We made a turn and this is what we saw!
    Glenn
     
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    Wow, wished I lived closer. How were the prices?
     
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    Damn, that's a lot of gear.

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    And a few more! IMG_5117.jpg IMG_5118.jpg IMG_5116.jpg
    Some stuff I felt was a little high, but could probably be negotiated. Looked like a lot of it has been there for a while. You could walk out of there with a damn good system though. Click the pics to enlarge and you can se some of the prices.
    Glenn
     

     

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  7. superdog

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    Cool.Thats a lot of gear but I don't need any of it and don't want any of it.Especially at those prices.I guess to a nube it is quite a sight but I guess i have been at this long enough where it just isn't the same anymore.:smoke:
     
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    Although it's nice to see inventory like that I'd be willing to bet they aren't moving much of it - prices look awfully high.
     
  9. Blue Shadow

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    They are selling retail, not AK, Thrift, Charity Shop, yard sale or estate sale last day. In other words it ain't vintage and cheap, just vintage. That is a good thing. Maybe there will be another generation that enjoys the gear we bought new or lusted for
     
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    They must have an internet site. That's a lot of inventory to carry.
     
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    I didn't see anything I had to have, but it was a lot of fun checking it all out.
    I thought it was interesting with all the gear, the owner was playing music through the 4 ADSs. There were a lot of nice and large speakers there.
     
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  12. hjames

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    God bless them! I hope they have enough sales, overall, to make it a business worth keeping!
     
  13. Mr.White

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    Is any of that stuff serviced?
     
  14. Oerets

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    Stacking turntables never made sense to me. Consignments and walk in unloads along with lay a aways help a brick and mortar store. Also they would seem to need a tech on hand to deal with any issues.

    Prices marked verses prices paid might be a wide gap in the end.




    Barney
     
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    Let's do the time warp again!
     
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    That was my first question too--especially at some of those prices.
     
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  17. Justgotohm

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    That’s great, keeping the gear in rotation. Here are a couple pics from Tomssound in Birmingham AL.
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  18. Blue Shadow

    Blue Shadow I gotta get me a new title

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    There is a lot of desirable gear at welfare records. The Mid-Fi we enjoy on AK and although Glenn didn't see stuff he would want to take home this was the gear that drove the market back then. Not everyone bought the biggest otherwise the Pio SX-1980 would be ubiquitous instead of coveted.

    The one price I saw was the 4 chunks of Pio, SA-9800, SG-9800, CT-F1250 and RT-909, all top of the line units for 3k and well a more reasonable retail might be 2/3rds of that maybe there is some wiggle room and a system discount when one buys the speakers. If these units are priced like they were when new and discounted appropriately, then those List Prices are Spot On. Pio gear sold for 1/3 off at the warehouse stores and a bit more at the real stereo stores.

    You have to start somewhere on prices and you can never go back up. Good to see a store with gear. Curious as to the work done prior to sale and any after sales concerns.
     
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    I miss the audio stores where you could come in and compare gear. Nice find.
     
  20. Bodyblue

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    I am an oldbe and that much cool equipment will always be fun to look upon. We have a small record shop in downtown Sacrament called Delta Breeze Records and while a LOT smaller, there are always interesting items to see. They had a Sansui 9090 in the shop and it was the first one I had actually seen in person. I hope I never get too jaded to not enjoy such a huge collection.
     

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