What I learned on Craigslist

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  1. toxcrusadr

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    You get one of those because it's cute, but later it turns into a real power hog.
     
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  2. Goodwill_HiFi

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    Ok, not Craigslist, but a local auction....... I literally laughed out loud when I saw it..."Solid State 14-Speed Blender"
    It's an old Sears blender and actually does say "solid state" on it. I wonder if there's a forum out there some place for vacuum tube blenders???

     
  3. toxcrusadr

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    If there is, I want one!
     
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    So not in perfect working condition then.......muppet!

    Yet more issues.......




    Technics SL1200 Mk2 Turntable,
    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/red-...aign=socialbuttonsVIP&utm_content=app_android

    Price: $390
     
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  5. toxcrusadr

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    And yet, it's in perfect working order. Mmm-kay. :dunno:
     
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    That's because the seller knows that people only read the first sentence. When they complain, he can clearly point out that there was full disclosure. :D
     

     

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  7. CT_Ohio

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    So... there's no motor? Maybe it's like those laboratory stirrers where the magnetic pill thing spins w/o direct contact.... :/
     
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    Today I learned that Nikko equipment is no longer undervalued! And fully cleaned, refurbished and brought back to original specs apparently doesn't included bulbs.

    Audiophile Nikko STA-9010 AM/FM Stereo Receiver (Fully Refurbished) - $1500

    [​IMG]

    "Fully cleaned and brought back to original specifications. Analog Stereo is AM/FM. ..."

    https://orlando.craigslist.org/ele/d/audiophile-nikko-sta-9010-am/6489091318.html

    not mine, no affiliation.
     
  9. toxcrusadr

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    Well at least we know the "NER" works on it. :bigok:
     
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    when it's FREE I take no questions....a good description with pics...email contact only.
     
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  13. toxcrusadr

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    That thing's gorgeous though. But they'll have trouble getting $225 for it without a speaker. Any collector worth their spindly legs could find a correct replacement though. I would.
     
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    I agree, that cabinet is in great shape for its age... question is, do the electronics work? Wouldn't even know where to start on testing it...
     
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    Replacement speaker? Nah, at this point ...

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  16. RTally

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    I buy a lot of non-audio stuff on CL. But it is only when trying to buy audio stuff do I find sellers so clueless. They have no idea when and where they want to meet to sell.

    When I respond to an ad, I always ID the part of town I am, give a range of hours I am available, and give my phone number. I then ask the seller when and where they want to meet.

    I am currently trying to buy a pair of Epicure speakers for $50. After several messages back and forth, I got a reply from the seller today at 3am that I can pickup before he goes to work today. Huh? Of course I did not see the message until mid-morning. And the message still did not give a location. I responded and he replied at noon that I can pick up when he has lunch. Huh? What time does he have lunch and where does he work?

    This happens way too often. Idiots.
     

     

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    CL used to be my go-to site for local buying/ selling, but things have started to go downhill on that site. I don't know whether it's the vast number of scams, idiots posting stuff they have no clue about, or whatever, but I hardly ever find anything of decent value on there in my area anymore. I've started looking on facebook marketplace, and in the past 3 weeks I've found a working BIC 40z stacker turntable for $10, a Sony STR-DA4ES receiver in original box with all literature & remote for $100, and a pair of ADS L-1290s for $300. Posted about all of them here.
     
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    This kind of BS is the main reason I missed out on a pair of ADS L-1590s a few hours away a couple years ago. Poster was apparently listing stuff out of some old lady's house who was moving. I called and talked to him for a few minutes about the 1590s I saw listed and asked if I could come pick them up Saturday, my day off, since they were a few hours away. His response was that he had someone coming in from across country to buy some other stuff on Thursday, and basically demanded that I take a day off work and drive up there at the same time so they could move everything out at once. I was like, "Huh?? You're dictating when I need to be there based on when someone else will be there?" Now I wish I had just taken the day off and driven up there anyway, but still...
     
  19. Goodwill_HiFi

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    Reminds me of something that happened to me several years ago. I think it was on "Freecycle", which may indicate how long ago this was. The ad was for a radial arm saw, for some low amount of money, but explained that the seller worked 3rd shift and to please not call until after a certain time (Maybe it was 3pm?). I waited until that time, and called. Already gone... well crap. I said something to the effect of that sure was fast it's just after the time. I get... Oh we sold it a few hours ago. That still irritates me..... because I followed their instructions on not waking up a 3rd shifter, I missed out.

    Then there was the guy giving away an Altec Lansing cabinet. The ad was a few days old, or maybe a week. I call the guy, "oh no that's long gone, I burned it that night"...."had to get rid of it, if you know what I mean" "Ok, thanks", but internally, no I don't know what you mean, why would you put something on Craigslist for only 3 hours, burn it, and then not even take the ad down???
     
  20. toxcrusadr

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    First of all, never plug in one of these things unless it's into a dim bulb tester or a Variac. There are methods for old tube electronics. Actually the thing won't work without the field coil speaker because the field coil is part of the B+ filter circuit.

    You sir are a very terrible person! Kidding. Mostly. :p :whip:
     
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