Weekly Estate and Garage sale finds (pics)

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Rob., Aug 17, 2013.

  1. CT Jim

    CT Jim AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    You know, with a little ingenuity, that tube on the Penn may just hold enough nitrous oxide to be interesting??

    Fastest little shit on the block....uphill too!
     
  2. wingzam

    wingzam VIntage audio??

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    Now you've got me thinking - I could adapt the Goped motor to the Penn and shoot it with Nitrous! If I only had the time..
     
  3. wingzam

    wingzam VIntage audio??

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    OK, dragged those L150's out, cleaned them up enough to drag them in the house and currently trying to figure out where to put them - not as easy as it sounds around here!

    Tempted to part them out as a pair of crossovers alone went for over $300, but I'd be a dummy not to repair them and listen to whats called one of JBL's best.
     

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  4. BilboBaggins

    BilboBaggins AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Especially since the obvious problem would be the 4 surrounds that need to be replaced. That's a very good return on your investment as it is quite possibly all that is wrong with them. Did you ohm out the drivers?
     
  5. wingzam

    wingzam VIntage audio??

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    I haven't gone into these yet, but it's at the top of my "To Do" list, which is pasted under my "Must Do It NOW" list, which is under my "Get It The F. Done Already" list!

    Wish the grills were in better shape. One is warped like a bow as you can see in the pic. The wood is that condensed saw dust crap like what Polk used in their Monitor series speakers, but these grills have a metal support frame which you'd think would've kept them from warping. Perhaps I'll cut new grill frames from plywood, install the metal supports and recover them with one of those crazy JBL colors like orange or blue..
     
  6. dobyman

    dobyman Turntable Addict

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    Not really a garage sale score, but I hand out cards everywhere I go and last summer I handed a card to a man at a sale, and he finally called me last night. I ran over to his house and grabbed a Pioneer SX-1050, and a PL-570 for $260! :banana:
    The table has some very slight peeling of the crappy vinyl veneer that Pioneer chose to use, and the 1050 needs lamps for the FM indicator and Speaker A indicator lights. They have just been ordered from Dwojo.
    After a bit of cleaning, polishing, and deoxiting, they look and work pretty good. The stacked pic is when I brought them home last night.
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  7. Bdbras84

    Bdbras84 Active Member

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    Unbelievable score!!! I love the looks of that table! I learned along time ago, it never hurts to ask or bring up your interest in things no matter the situation. My greatest tool for finding great gear an scores have always been word of mouth! Nice!!
     
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  8. KiM3Ce

    KiM3Ce AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My college housemate is still using his and he graduated in 1979. A classic!
     
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  9. orsen

    orsen just another old cheapskate that likes audio

    estate sale
    all or nothing
    went for all $500

    paradigm 5se mkiii

    kenwood ka-3500
    pioneer sa-7500
    sony str-4800 sd
    all work sony needs some lamps

    turntables
    Yamaha yp-211 x2 [with original manuals]
    pioneer es 2000
    hitachi sr f770
    hitachi ps-10
    kenwood kd-2000
    dual -502
    dual cs-503-1
    dual cs-505
    sony ps-t33
    technics sl-d2
    some bottom end pioneer and jvc tables
    15 tables in all


    all need a cleaning, some a polishing
    all have carts and stylus havnt had a chance to check those yet

    4 new in box bi-amp style binding posts

    guess i'm busy for a while :)
    think i'll make my money back with some labor
    now to find a spot for it :(

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  10. CohibaJoe

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    Now that is a Very Good Deal...as that TT is going for CRAZY $$'s......Enjoy!!!!!
     
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  11. vinyl1

    vinyl1 Super Member

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    Could you explain:

    1. What kind of estate sale has this many turntables? Was it a hoarder, and AK flipper or what?

    2. Why they wanted to sell it all for one price? Usually they think they'll get a higher price on individual pieces.
     
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  12. orsen

    orsen just another old cheapskate that likes audio

    hehe
    he started building systems for his kids
    and it just blew up
    he never sold anything, his wife said enuff, he wanted it all gone in bulk
    apparently he has more to go yet but not until summer
    his system was carver stuff with Allison IC-20 speakers that he had have shipped from Vancouver to here
     
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  13. usedto

    usedto Lunatic Member

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    Time is money. It cost money to pay employees to stand around all day or weekend dealing with tire kickers for nickels and dimes. Put it one lot, take the moneys, and move onto another.

    Lots of estate sales/auctions like that. At least here in CA.
     
  14. dobyman

    dobyman Turntable Addict

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    Not here. Here, they would separate a bolt, washer and a nut. Everything is separate.
     
  15. 3kitty

    3kitty Super Member

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    I don't own a cassette deck....but I have a young audio friend who is really into them....along with many of his 20 something buddies - so I grabbed these for him.

    150 - pre-recorded and blank ....some even sealed.

    Free - well a 10 minute car ride.
    He's stoked!!



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  16. ingola

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    I see it all the time to around here alot of the collector/hoarders are in there 70s. Iv met almost all of them and there wifes a lot passing away, or downsizing and dont have time to deal with collections
     
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  17. bobsvinyl

    bobsvinyl Painfully Aware Subscriber

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    As some of you know, I love looking for oddball...okay, let's call them WEIRD records, especially private pressings. I went to an estate sale this morning where there were about 30 albums in a crate. In there I found this gem.


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  18. Eywadude

    Eywadude Lunatic Member

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    Interesting find! lol Is that a real signature, or no?
     
  19. bobsvinyl

    bobsvinyl Painfully Aware Subscriber

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    Yeah, it's a real signature. From reading the back cover, the guy has a good sense of humor. It will be interesting to see what it sounds like.
     
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  20. gogofast

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    I really don't know how to interpret that cover.........
     
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