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    Hehaw chance of gettin' that for them i,d have thought but he can live in hope.
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    I have made a very very cheeky offer

    Let's see....
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    Print this off and take it into him:

    'Dear Mr Shopkeep. I understand that you probably don't know much about hi-fi or the price of hi-fi but asking 170 for these speakers is like asking ten pounds for an out of date Mars bar you found on the floor under the counter. It may still be okay to eat but it is actually worth less than an in date Mars bar, not ten times more.
    We are all here of the opinion that the correct price is somewhere between a pony and a ton. Not a monkey, and certainly not the giraffe that you are having.

    Thanks for your attention'
    Martin



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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Print this off and take it into him:

    'Dear Mr Shopkeep. I understand that you probably don't know much about hi-fi or the price of hi-fi but asking 170 for these speakers is like asking ten pounds for an out of date Mars bar you found on the floor under the counter. It may still be okay to eat but it is actually worth less than an in date Mars bar, not ten times more.
    We are all here of the opinion that the correct price is somewhere between a pony and a ton. Not a monkey, and certainly not the giraffe that you are having.

    Thanks for your attention'
    Adam.

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    Worth about 50 tops I'd say. Those tweeters are crap (if working. Also unreliable) and would be the first thing I'd replace. The crossover will need re-capping and probably the level controls replacing. I once had a set of "unit 5" kit speakers which used the same drive units in a bigger cabinet but had no level controls. Not bad over all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkless Electronics View Post
    Worth about 50 tops I'd say. Those tweeters are crap (if working. Also unreliable) and would be the first thing I'd replace. The crossover will need re-capping and probably the level controls replacing. I once had a set of "unit 5" kit speakers which used the same drive units in a bigger cabinet but had no level controls. Not bad over all.
    Yep - my current offer is 5 more...thats fair
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    Musical Fidelity E100 Amplifier & Mission 770 Freedom Speakers - Linn Interconnects & Van Den Hul Cables Speaker Cable..
    Vinyl :
    Rega Planar 2 / RB250 / Ortofon OM Super 10 / VDH Oil Bearing Upgrade / Roksan R Mat

    Second System:
    Technics 909U Pre / 909S Power Amplifiers / Celestion A1 Compact / Sony CD S1 / Thorens TD125 / SME 3009 / Shure V15 T2 / Cambridge Interconnects

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    Showing my ignorance here but why does a pair of Wharfedale Dovedales show a makers plate 'The Radio People Ltd - 25 Chatham Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong'? Were these kits made up in overseas markets or what? Love to know...
    DGP

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    This has come up before. I think Spendorman knows all about that.
    Martin



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  9. #19
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    Hong Kong (then British colony) Wharfedale distributors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Print this off and take it into him:

    'Dear Mr Shopkeep. I understand that you probably don't know much about hi-fi or the price of hi-fi but asking 170 for these speakers is like asking ten pounds for an out of date Mars bar you found on the floor under the counter. It may still be okay to eat but it is actually worth less than an in date Mars bar, not ten times more.
    We are all here of the opinion that the correct price is somewhere between a pony and a ton. Not a monkey, and certainly not the giraffe that you are having.

    Thanks for your attention'
    Don't tempt me Martin!

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