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    Default Anyone ever go to a goodwill to find...

    an AVR?

    Just curious... any tips on picking up a really cheap (but good) used AVR outside of craigslist or ebay?

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    yep--IIRC they have a website too.
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    I think there is one on the FM right now--safe as milk when you buy here.

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    I bought an ancient Pio. for $10.00 no/remote , it's just used in the shop, though. (has a button for laserdisc!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel View Post
    I think there is one on the FM right now--safe as milk when you buy here.

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    What he said ^^^^^, but if anyone does go to a Sally Ann, Goodwill, or a place like that, bring a small el cheapo speaker and some wire, to test all the outputs, a lot of times those disposable beasts are in there for a reason; they're messed up! Then you can get a good deal, just test it first. If you have an all-in-one remote, bring that too, it wouldn't hurt....
    Huh? Wot?? Dig it :tongue:

    Where can I get me some??

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    Any decent electronics that show up at a thrift store is scooped up by the workers before it ever gets to the floor.

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    They don't at my GoodWill, they aren't alowed to buy anything from their own store.

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    Ask George Grand about electronics finds in thrift stores. He's found many treasures.
    SDA-1C (full mods)
    Carver TFM-45
    NAD 1130 pre
    Rega Planar 3 TT/Shelter 501 MkII
    Nitty Gritty 1.5FI RCM
    The Clamp
    Thorens TD160/Mission 774 arm/Stanton 881S Shibata
    Nakamichi CR7 Cassette Deck
    Rotel RCD-855 with tube output stage
    Cambridge Audio DACmagic Plus
    DBX 3BX-DS
    DBX 224-DS
    ADC Soundshaper 3 EQ
    Ben's IC's

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    Don't forget http://www.providentliving.org/chann...2022-1,00.html
    Deseret Industries, one of the cleanest, neatest thrifts around, I scored over $600 worth of Ralph Lauren and Alexander Julian Colors clothes, never worn, for about $60, that same trip they had a 1930's solid teakwood with silver inlay flip top bar with a toobed multi-band radio Art Deco style for $750 , it sure was purdy, and worth every penny to a collector.

    They're only out west though.
    Huh? Wot?? Dig it :tongue:

    Where can I get me some??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim 249 View Post
    Any decent electronics that show up at a thrift store is scooped up by the workers before it ever gets to the floor.
    Ah, but alas....the workers who can buy the decent stuff at the store they work in are usually too uneducated to know the real gems. I know some who make a living off of thrift store finds and many who make a decent buck off things still sold at Goodwill after the employees get their pick of the litter.

    You just have to know what to look for.

    Things known to have been found at a GW shop for dirt cheap by friends of mine.....Carver Lightstar pre-amplifier $10, DCM time window speakers $14, Target Audio speaker stands $75, Vienna Acoustics speakers $20 and one cat I know found an antique organ that looked to be trash bound and was in severe neglect. He bought it for $20.00. The woofer that was in that organ he turned around and sold for $1200.00.
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