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    Default Goodwill finds......what say you?

    We have all read of great Goodwill finds here and there and that's all good. I'm happy for the folks that find good deals. Good deals are always cool. With that said, when you go to visit Goodwill, do you ever find anything worthwhile?

    If so, where are you located?

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    Personally never found anything worth the trouble to check the price on.

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    Found a mint SL1200MK2 for $14.99 but it was at Value Village, don't know they are in the USA..

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    Nothing around here.

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    Sansui AU20000, TU9900 tuner. Pioneer Elite Laser Disc and about 1000 minty lp's for a buck each, at the stores around Lafayette IN.... Have not found jack sh!t at any store in Los Angeles.
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    The most i ever found was a stack of 8 track tapes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    The most i ever found was a stack of 8 track tapes.
    Ohh ohh, where?? Lol....

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    What I get is LP's that look like "cat scratch fever", alarm clocks, heavily damaged goods at ridiculous prices and beautiful CD jewel cases with no freakin' CD's within. That's Goodwill for me. I hear of all these good finds but I have yet to encounter even one............just one.........decent or even a worthwhile find and I've been at it for years. Not even so much as a decent CD. I've had better luck at pawn shops and even then, it's only been 1 Furman EQ I had to show them what the retail price was in order to get a price not even worthy and a set of CD's I acquired for 4 bucks when retail was about $150.00. Classical music, nonetheless. Absolutely NOTHING other than that.

    Nothing. I'd like to know where these finds are....geographically. I'm tired of wasting my time.

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    The key to success is visit daily and your luck will change..

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    Uh huh. Been there, done that.......years have passed by since I started. Notta, nothin', not a F'n thing. Not even one stinkin' thing except a lot of pretty Jewel cases with no CD's in them. Grrrrr.

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    Nada. Nothing but VCR's, 20" TV's and beat-up Fisher speakers for $75 around here.
    My humble setup...

    ...is no more.

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    Like I said before, threadbare jeans and stained furniture.
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhayman View Post
    The key to success is visit daily and your luck will change..
    Sorry, have a life and a job. Daily trips to the GW are not in the cards for me...

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    Well the one I visit on a daily routine is about 10 min from my house so not far, I generally stop in for 5 min on my way home..

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    Never looked, but I have donated non-audio related things.
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    I personally haven't looked, but my brother has found a number of great items (some audio related and some not).
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    I have done ok. Polk 5's, Realistic Nova 8B, Rectilinear Xi, Lafayette receiver, Dual tt, and lots of albums. Some of the albums have been mint, most of the albums are just very dirty and sound great when cleaned.
    I was traveling around Maryland a lot for work. I would check out the goodwill stores in whatever town I was in.
    Havent looked much lately.
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    Almost never....

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    I am lucky in that I have a pair of Goodwills and a Salvation Army on my way home from work. Depending on the office I am at, M-W, I have a Goodwill on the "good" side of town. It is where I found a couple of Onkyo pieces and a Yamaha CR-2020. The other Goodwill that I can hit when I work downtown Th-F is also on the good side of town but in a more transistional neighborhood between the OK part and the high end part of town. I find a ton of good CDs there regularly. I also caught a guy walking out one day with a Rotel CDP. I was tempted to tackle him. But the Salvation Army that is also along that route tends to be more of a mid-century modern furniture gold mine. I have bought several furniture items there that I have passed on to my friend's furniture gallery and collect finders feels for that stuff. Have yet to find anything worthwhile in audio there though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    Sansui AU20000, TU9900 tuner
    Just thought I'd give you fair warning: you're now on my list of people in need of a severe DOUBLE thrashing.

    No luck at Goodwill stores (usual assortments of alarm clock radios and vinyl that's suitable for melting into candles).
    Valu Village: pretty much ditto Goodwill, but less selection.

    Salvation Army, though, is another story. They're further away, so only stop in every couple of months, but there are good finds there (just not when I show up).

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    Found some passive KRK monitors among others.

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    Nothing except the occasional can of black paint
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    Nothing worth buying.

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    Ding ding ding... we have a winner.
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    Seems like most of the people around here keep stuff untill is pretty much worthless no really good finds a few CD's
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    Quote Originally Posted by proffitt View Post
    Ding ding ding... we have a winner.
    Goodwill find - pair of SDA SRS 2 for $50
    Dang! Was that at the one on Buford Drive?
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    Jack squat. Thing is, now that we have the internet to find out various aspects of audio, old and new, I think a lot of people try to sell stuff on Craigslist/Ebay and the like. I was recently at an estate sale poking around and saw some old records and thought, "oh boy, there has to be something audio around here", no dice. Either it was sold immediately, the family took it, or the family put it on Ebay/Craigslist to get more dough.

    You have to be in the right place at the right time, neither of which I am good at I guess...

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    Absolutely nothing. I am however about to take a boatload of clothes, old PC cables and parts, and other random junk to Goodwill, so if you're in VA and interested in a buncha crap, let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goofyGAguy View Post
    Dang! Was that at the one on Buford Drive?
    Goofy... no, it was on the one on McFarland off 400. That was in November. Then just a couple of weeks ago, same Goodwill, a Yamaha Natural Sound CD/DVD S-1700 for $15.

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    Started 2 months ago once a week. Nothing yet.

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