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  1. #71
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol... You are a daftee! Folk at car boot sales are merely looking to spend their loose change on some tat

    Also, when it comes to electrical items, it's taken for granted that what's being sold is probably fooked, and your assurances to the contrary will mean hee-haw because you just won't be believed...

    Think about it if you were in their position, would you believe that some amp, or whatever, being sold at a car boot (where there is zero comeback on anything) was fully working because 'the nice man at the stall said so'!

    Marco.
    Indeedy but like I said it was my first visit to a boot sale, I was younger and dafter and I didn't "know the ropes"....
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    I know mate, I've been there and done that, too!

    Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I went to a huge Saturday boot sale the other week and didn't spot one piece of proper Hi-Fi.
    I don't go with the expectation of finding HiFi though they occasionally turn up. Over the last 18 months I picked up a Pioneer PL12D and Technics SL-D202 at prices much lower than ebay. Both ended up working well but were in need of some maintenance. Mainly I am looking for records but have also gone looking specifically for a cassette deck and HiFi VCR and eventually picked something reasonable up.

    Different car boot sales seem to have a different character. In one local one it always seems to be the same dealers occupying the same spots selling the same old with no churn. The one I have most success with seems to attract many of the same regular dealers early on but has a lot of sellers arriving quite late and there is churn. For that one the early bird does not get all the worms and arriving a bit later can be beneficial.

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    Not much today, only three LPs:

    Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - ‘A Day with Art Blakey 1961 Vol I’ and ‘Vol II’



    (Mine have similar but much ‘cooler’ looking covers)

    Live recordings at the Sankei Hall, Tokyo, Japan. Recorded by the Tokyo Broadcasting System, Radio Section January 2, 1961.

    Licensed from Teichiku Records to Eastwind. Eastwind 707 (1984)



    Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd – ‘Jazz Samba’


    Verve 2352 080 (1963)

    All three absolutely mint condition, both the vinyl and the sleeves. £10 the lot
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    Nice score Barry.
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    Thanks Grant. I haven't had much success at 'bootys' recently, so getting £150 worth of LPs for a tenner is not too bad.

    One seller was selling a load of classical LPs for 50p each. Mostly cello works and pieces for string quartet and quintets. Some nice boxed sets of Beethoven string quartets, but I would have to have gone through them to check for quality, so I passed them by. When I later changed my mind, the seller had packed up and left. My mistake!
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

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    Todays finds , very ltd
    I have never seen so much sh-t in one day , very disappointing , 90% market traders 10% home sellers

    Found one Paul Young LP , Other Voices

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    Holst The Plannets Electronically performed by Isro Tomita, RCA Red Seal, Recorded in Japan

    And a pair of Leak speakers

    They are amazingly heavy for their size , will open them up and meter them out , see if anything is open circuit


    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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    Just back from a car bootsale with this:-





    I was going to make an offer but before I could the chap said your's for a £10.00 ???

    Not see a silver RB300 tonearm before it also came in a wood box with the counter weight and locking nut.

    Sharif.

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    Thats a super result
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

    TAT Sale post Leader " Marcos Mentor "

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    Real name " Allen " or "Zoomer Nut”, “Numpty Napper”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audioflyer View Post
    Just back from a car bootsale with this:-





    I was going to make an offer but before I could the chap said your's for a £10.00 ???

    Not see a silver RB300 tonearm before it also came in a wood box with the counter weight and locking nut.

    Sharif.
    I will give you £20.... Someone didn't have a clue what they had which is rare...
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