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    Visited two boot sales today.

    Only bought four CDs and no LPs. These days, the only LPs that attract my attention are either ridiculously priced and/or are in insufficiently good condition. So no sale! Total expenditure £2.

    On the other hand, my girlfriend spent £105!
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

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    Not the boot sale but I went to the National Vintage Communications Fair today and came home with the box set of Chris Rea's 'The Hofner Blue Notes' album, a Yamaha DSP-100 surround sound processor, a B&O Beomaster 5000 receiver with Master Control Panel, Beocord 5000 cassette deck, Beogram CD-50 CD player and Beogram 5500 turntable with MMC4 cartridge.
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    11 lip's for me today only £5.50
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

    TAT Sale post Leader " Marcos Mentor "

    Also a pishanto specialist confirmed by Head Daftee

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Visited two boot sales today.

    Only bought four CDs and no LPs. These days, the only LPs that attract my attention are either ridiculously priced and/or are in insufficiently good condition. So no sale! Total expenditure £2.

    On the other hand, my girlfriend spent £105!
    I hope it was her money Barry hate to see a grown man cry
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

    TAT Sale post Leader " Marcos Mentor "

    Also a pishanto specialist confirmed by Head Daftee

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

    ±± KEEP IT REEL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    I hope it was her money Barry
    Oh yes! (Well apart from £10 which I loaned her.)
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    The web must be killing off car boot sales and Ive just read an article to support that

    I used to wander up to a local one but more often than not there was nothing of interest so I stopped going. I also start entering a mode where Im looking for anything to buy to make my trip worthwhile. Last time it was some surgical scissors and tweezers...very nice for what they are but Ive not really had a use for them.

    Its mostly tat and Ive seen some sad sights of people stood infront of a Mercedes with a table full of broken toys. It would hardly cover their entry fees

    All the dealers are at the major events at 5am and I just like to casually wander around later on a sunny day. I wonder what living can be made by the dealers.

    There is also that slightly seedy atmosphere of people hovering hoping for a house clearance. You know what Im getting at...has somebody died and are the relatives are clearing out vintage gems they think is junk? The jumble sale feeling where people are pushing to the front. The hatchback goes up and people are crowding around in a bit of a frenzy. That just isnt my style and I find it a bit distasteful.

    I've worked out that Im extremely unlikely to see a Nait 2 where somebody doesnt know what they have. Lets face it...thats what we dream about but sellers arent daft. Good vinyl must turn up once in a blue moon as I find it hard to believe that it hasnt been valued and sold elsewhere

    I dont really want for anything that I cant see online. This season I may pop along to a couple of boots but I have no expectations other than paying over the odds for an ice cream.
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    I went to a huge Saturday boot sale the other week and didn't spot one piece of proper Hi-Fi.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post


    Only two I saw today i felt like taking a punt on, the Erroll Garner is pretty good, the chevalier record...will probaly go in the next cull, its a bit twee for my liking.





    My best find recently is that mission CD, cant find any real info about it on the web though, only a lesser version that I presume came with the gramaphone magazine, this one is mint too.
    It was a hifi shop, show demo CD that Mission commissioned and distributed to HiFi Shops. The First one is a Mary Black one. Dave Marchant of Mission was involved in helping her career. Where did he hear her first, the hifi shop I fist worked in.
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    Many years ago... like 25+.. I naively took a load of hi fi gear along to a boot sale hoping to make a few quid.... It was my first visit to a boot sale and I placed price tags on all the gear, which I had checked out beforehand. I had stuff priced at lets say £40 for an integrated amp that you may normally have expected to pay £60 for and thought I'd do ok.... I was laughed at! Eventually an old timer came along and explained that boot sale people will be expecting it all to be non functioning crap, that my assurances of it all being fully tested would fall on deaf ears... and that no matter how good it was, or how much it should be worth, I should not expect more than a fiver for any item! That was the last time I tried selling anything at a booty!

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    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'!

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