What I learned on Craigslist

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by DonQuixote99, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. DonQuixote99

    DonQuixote99 just give me some truth

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    Today I learned: "Oh yeah, stereo speaker cabinets sound 100 percent better when you hang them from a ceiling rafter."

    I expect to learn more things.

    What have you learned? :D
     
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  2. gladiator335

    gladiator335 MRTI Subscriber

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    When "Amplifier doesn't work, but it's probably an easy fix".
     
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  3. wizargoz

    wizargoz Super Member

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    I learned that "if you're reading this Ad, you know what these are!".
    So if I'm knowledgeable about audio, it's going to cost me on CL...
     
  4. tobyj17

    tobyj17 Comfortably Numb Subscriber

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    The proper spelling of woofer or i mean "Woof" or "sub" or "woffer"..the list goes on..lol. I also learned that there are a ton of "systems" out there that will "blow you away"!!
     
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  5. Naptown Rob

    Naptown Rob Ponographer

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    Speakers with invisible woofer surrounds, a missing midrange driver and a mis-matched replacement tweeter "sound great".
     
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  6. tobyj17

    tobyj17 Comfortably Numb Subscriber

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    Don't forget the speakers that have had the "sub" replaced.. usually with a crappy car audio subwoofer!
     
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  7. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I am making a collection of hilarious ads. A couple examples:

    The first is not audio related but funny:

    "Looking for smaller street sleeper...Looking for one in good condition that will fit in a standard size garage."

    I believe (hope?) they meant 'sweeper'.

    "I have a big home stero with 4-15inch subs $300 Its a big system its got two tall speaker boxes with 2 15s in each box,they are proaudio and it comes with a teachwood reciver plus 5 disc changer and dual casstte deck.This thing is loud as hell i don t need the wife says it to lound so what the point of having something like that if you don t turn it up."

    I'm all over that.
     
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  8. Water

    Water Well-Known Member

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    I bought a pair of speakers in Goodwill with MTX car subs in them for $10. Make good loud party speakers :banana:

    And no need to worry about them getting blown or beer spilled on them.
     
  9. truck99

    truck99 Turn on your lovelight... Subscriber

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    It worked great when I put it in the cellar 20 years ago.
     
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  10. Danimal

    Danimal Just a man...

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    I learned that I have been spelling stereo wrong all these years - apparently it's sterio. Who knew?
     
  11. audiodon

    audiodon AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    The improper term is "stero".
     
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  12. Uncle Paul

    Uncle Paul AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I learned that no matter what I search for I always get the same list of items, because the same local a$$hole$ use a string of every one who made any form of electronics in every ad, to wit:

    "amp cable yamaha sony xplod sub focal jvc panasonic samsung rockford fosgate infinity bose denon onkyo kenwood mtx orion blaupunkt audiobanh subwoofer subs technics jensen toshiba jl audio kicker kickers jbl wires kit alpine subs subwoofers wire car hifonics brutus punch p1 p3 l7 ipod iphone htc phone game blackberry blah blah blah forever"
     
  13. Danimal

    Danimal Just a man...

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    See - I'm still learnin' new stuff.

    I also learned that most electronics do not have model numbers.
     
  14. stereocuuple

    stereocuuple Two Channel Only

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    in chicago any camera ad means chinese spam WTF!
     
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  15. Indynryder

    Indynryder Active Member

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    I've learned that items for sale should cost as much as they go for
    on ebay, and your getting a deal, cause you don't have to pay for
    shipping. Oh yeah willing to take reasonable offers.
     
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  16. similost

    similost Rockin and Rollin....

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    I learned that most everyone elses crap is worth more than I value mine... Especially Ray Conniff and Montavi albums..
     
  17. Stephen J

    Stephen J Suum Cuique

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    I learned that a 1957 Conn organ is worth $1,000.00 'cause it " Has Tubes ".
    :yes:
     
  18. parman

    parman I got the spirt ! Subscriber

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    I learned ' No low ballers need reply". I think that means give me the cash and get the hell out!
     
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  19. stereocuuple

    stereocuuple Two Channel Only

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    i have also learned that stupid pepole have a sexual fixation for phones and anyother tech garbage and that the high only last till a new model comes out.
     
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  20. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    "Pioneer receiver $300"

    "Dear sir, can you give me the model number?" Translation: I don't know which of 987 Pioneers you're selling - an SX-1980 for a song, or BPC. I would think if you're asking that kind of jack for it, you'd be kind enough to tell us what your actually selling.

    Reply: "It is old. You are welcome to come look." Translation: No, I would have to get off my fat butt and look at the back, and I am too lazy.

    :banana:
     
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