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Offline Sir Thrift-a-Lot

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Re: Garage sale finds.
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2014, 08:47:16 PM »
This week at the thrifts I found a pair of JBL 3 way 12" Best Buy era speakers for $10.   Need foam but the cabinets are very sound.   I also got a Cambridge Audio D300 Special Edition CD player for $5.   May repaint the top if it doesn't clean up, but seems to be 100% functional.

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Re: Garage sale finds.
« Reply #46 on: May 19, 2014, 08:21:20 AM »
I stopped by an estate sale early Saturday and grabbed a Sanyo TT and a Cybernet brand integrated amp and tuner.   Also met a gentleman who I assume is the fellow from Irwin who has loads of tubes listed on Ebay (00feedman) .

Amp volume is a little scratchy when turning but plays clean so this should work in the garage while I get the Sansui amp's speaker inputs replaced. 
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Re: Garage sale finds.
« Reply #47 on: June 12, 2014, 06:26:33 PM »
Dual 1228 with a Stanton 681eee - vgc
1- infinity 2000 in vgc.
18- 10 1/2 " metal reels
6- 3 1/2 reels
Sony TC-758 - vgc
8 pieces of pyrex
Dave brubeck and buddy guy record
1 dog house - slightly rundown

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Re: Garage sale finds.
« Reply #48 on: July 04, 2014, 08:59:43 PM »
That cybernet gear should be pretty decent, if I recall correctly they were an off brand of Kyocera.
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Re: Garage sale finds.
« Reply #49 on: July 04, 2014, 11:13:17 PM »

Dave brubeck and buddy guy record


I didn't realize that Brubeck and Guy did a record.   What is it called?

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Re: Garage sale finds.
« Reply #50 on: July 05, 2014, 07:11:24 AM »
@ ESM   Hope that the doghouse is roomy!!!!

@ Resident    Yes, the Cybernet is pretty solid.  I have it on the deck setup and listening to 'Dinks Song" right now.  Plenty load for the neighbors, set at around 9 o'clock and connected to some Minumus 25s that I picked up Thursday at the GW

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Re: Garage sale finds.
« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2017, 02:47:47 PM »
Found couple sealed jazz record boxes from Big Band era for $3. Not is a big deal but smth like tribute to International Jazz Day

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Re: Garage sale finds.
« Reply #52 on: May 01, 2017, 07:36:59 PM »
@ESM. Great find on the 10.5" reels. Wish I could find an affordable deal on some of those.

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« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2019, 10:30:31 PM »
Such a good day at the thrift today. Not really a major score in terms of value, but I was very excited about it. There were five bluegrass records all in excellent condition. I was especially excited about the Alison Krauss. Then I pulled out the vinyl to check the condition. I thought to myself it can’t be but it was. A secret Quiex pressing. I put it back in the jacket and flipped it over. Then I got really excited. Autographed.

As I looked up from the autograph, I saw a little old lady probably between 75 and 80 years old walk up to my cart and pick up the record I was second most excited about. Mac Martin and the Dixie Travelers. She stood there gazing at the cover. I turned to her and she started to tell me about her experiences with the band. She said that her and her girlfriend used to go and see them all the time. Then she said her girlfriend would be so excited to see this record except that she’s in a home now because she has Alzheimer’s . She choked up a little at that point. I asked her if she had a turntable and she said yes. Then she went on to tell me another story about her and her friend going to a show. When she finished that story I asked her if she wanted the record. She asked me how much I wanted for it. I told her no I’m not looking to sell it to you, I think you should have it. I told her I was excited to find it but I thought it would mean more to her. She threw her arms around me and kissed me on the cheek. It made both of our days .She was so excited. What a perfect 15 minutes at the thrift.

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Re: Garage sale finds.
« Reply #54 on: February 26, 2019, 11:15:37 PM »
Nice. Good story. Good karma.
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Re: Garage sale finds.
« Reply #55 on: February 27, 2019, 05:02:38 AM »
Very nice...  Great story Mark...  :)
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Re: Garage sale finds.
« Reply #56 on: February 27, 2019, 07:29:55 AM »
Coolest Karma story yet!
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« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2019, 10:02:23 AM »
A true scholar and gentleman, great story!

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Re: Garage sale finds.
« Reply #58 on: February 27, 2019, 11:56:04 AM »
Great story! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Garage sale finds.
« Reply #59 on: February 27, 2019, 10:16:57 PM »
WOW!  A fabulous experience for both of you!  Great story!

Which Alison Krauss lp did you find?
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