'High Fidelity' Collectables...
« on: March 11, 2013, 01:00:20 PM »
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RETRO-1970s-SHARP-SG400E-STEREO-MUSIC-CENTRE-HIFI-VINYL-RECORD-TAPE-PLAYER-RADIO-/221197296671?_trksid=p2047675.m1986&_trkparms=aid%3D555001%26algo%3DPW.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D29%26meid%3D6171646505110595095%26pid%3D100013%26prg%3D1013%26rk%3D5%26sd%3D140906068650%26

£1,000 GBP with 3 hours to go. I've seen quite a few 'music centres' recently with high BIT tags, but didn't realise they actually achieved something near that... Ye gads. Being based in East London, epicentre of trendy fads, it wouldn't surprise me if one of my neighbours bought the thing... To hell with how it sounds, it looks cool, right? The seller probably found it in a skip :-)
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zebra50

Re: 'High Fidelity' Collectables...
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 01:44:08 PM »
No way! :o  I would have just taken it to the tip!
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Re: 'High Fidelity' Collectables...
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 01:45:04 PM »
Or, to be more accurate I would have stripped it for screws etc and then taken it to the tip!  ;)
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Re: 'High Fidelity' Collectables...
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 03:30:11 PM »
Christ, that's not even a good one! You could probably pick up a B&O for less.
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zebra50

Re: 'High Fidelity' Collectables...
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 03:51:38 PM »
We definitely either had one when I was a wean, or knew someone who did. I recognise the knobs!

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Re: 'High Fidelity' Collectables...
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 04:00:50 PM »
Hipster's Ultimate Soundsystem

edit: It DOES look cool though  ;D

Re: 'High Fidelity' Collectables...
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 07:02:04 PM »
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THE QUALITY CHROME STYLUS ARM WAS THE BEST TO BE PUT ONTO A SYSTEM LIKE THIS AT THE TIME AND HAS A BALANCE WEIGHT FOR DIFFERENT SPEED RECORDS

 :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'(

This seller knows his stuff! He got £1K for it - I couldn't do that! I must be a right hack!

Don't despair if you didn't get a chance to bid on that gem, its more upmarket sister unit's for sale: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/retro-1970s-sharp-SG-450E-record-player-radio-cassette-player-/181099177684?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14587%26meid%3D6177478038732178949%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D221197296671%26

edit - just found this on Ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Continuum-Ultimate-Turntable-Caliburn-Cobra-Castellon-160-000-NEW-/300730717536?pt=US_Record_Players_Home_Turntables&hash=item4604f29560

Seriously... You could buy 2 lathes for that...
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 08:12:49 PM by thermionic »
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Kingston

Re: 'High Fidelity' Collectables...
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 04:46:25 AM »
I've salvaged things like that from the bin. Put them on the Finnish ebay equivalent. Cassette decks from the late seventies command high price even if the specs are sh*te, and I've found three already! The hipsters love them indeed.

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for example I scored this one, http://www.classic-audio.com/technics-rs646-ds-p-112.html

it's the look that matters and admittedly these are all rather retro-sexy. looks good on instagram is all that matters, if it has speakers and runs on batteries is a welcome bonus so they can take it out and flaunt.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2013, 04:57:33 AM by Kingston »

sahib

Re: 'High Fidelity' Collectables...
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2013, 05:37:16 AM »

Also be careful about auctions like this is that they can be loaded. The people who fall into this trap are often vulnerable types who make the mistake of putting a high headroom in a single bid. The auctioneer gets his friends to to raise the bid to clock up. If it is landed with their friend they agree to cancel the transaction hence no e-bay fee is charged. 




 

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