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wrote: "On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 9:42:00 AM UTC-4, wrote:
Vintage 'boom boxes'?


There were, perhaps, 15+ boom boxes that I saw more-or-less equally distributed through both pavilions, from a very nice looking, quite large Grundig to a "Sonic" approximately the size of a modern aircraft carrier. "

Thanks for scouting! Not a bad number.
Get a feel for prices on them? I will
seriously consider attending May or
September's show next year if at least
a dozen boom boxes are in attendance.

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On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 3:28:50 PM UTC-4, wrote:
wrote: "On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 9:42:00 AM UTC-4, wrote:
Vintage 'boom boxes'?


There were, perhaps, 15+ boom boxes that I saw more-or-less equally distributed through both pavilions, from a very nice looking, quite large Grundig to a "Sonic" approximately the size of a modern aircraft carrier. "

Thanks for scouting! Not a bad number.
Get a feel for prices on them? I will
seriously consider attending May or
September's show next year if at least
a dozen boom boxes are in attendance.


What's your fancy? I have a few in storage that I'd be willing to unload if you pay the freight. These would be 90s vintage.
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John Del:

Early 80s, must have four-band(AM-FM-SW1+2) tuner
and RCAs for external inputs.
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On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 5:56:15 PM UTC-4, wrote:
John Del:

Early 80s, must have four-band(AM-FM-SW1+2) tuner
and RCAs for external inputs.



The ones I have generally have CDs and cassettes, which probably place them in the 90s somewhere. I'll check next week.
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On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 3:28:50 PM UTC-4, wrote:

Thanks for scouting! Not a bad number.
Get a feel for prices on them? I will
seriously consider attending May or
September's show next year if at least
a dozen boom boxes are in attendance.


The Grundig wanted serious $$, asking was $200. The rest were all under $100 where prices were marked. Most were unmarked. None wound up on the donations pile (AKA Buy-it-Now), which suggests something.

NOTE: There could be 2 or 20 next show. For instance, there was only one steam-engine this year, a large walking-arm device, but there was also a glass (yes, glass) operating 4-stroke gasoline engine as a teaching tool. It ran for several hours on Friday afternoon. So, it is always a mixed bag of of random stuff - apart from the vintage radios, that is.

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pf: Under $100? That's my range! As long
as everything on it works. I can always
clean dirty tape heads and replace a missing
mast.

Now I regret not having gone! I hope
next year's shows are as prolific, boombox
wise.
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On Thu, 27 Sep 2018, wrote:

pf: Under $100? That's my range! As long
as everything on it works. I can always
clean dirty tape heads and replace a missing
mast.

Now I regret not having gone! I hope
next year's shows are as prolific, boombox
wise.

I don't think it works that way.

ONe year at the oldest and largest local used book sale, I came upon some
technical books, including a 4th edition of the Radiotron Designer's
Handbook. All only a few dollars each. That got me excited, I hadn't
paid attention to that section before. And I did after that, and never
saw that sort of book there again.

Hobby electronic books would appear every few years, but nothing
significant. There was no trending.

But I know that finding something I really want makes me hope. Whether
it's a book sale or garage sale, finding something really good pulls me
along, it gets me excited and I keep at it, hoping to find some of the
same, and inevitably it doesn't, though usually I find something else
that's interesting and exciting.

Though, for about a decade, I was finding shortwave receivers every year,
recnt and old, all for under ten dollars. I even saw that Astronaut 7
that I had decided I wanted, after finding a lone copy of ELementary
Electronics with the radio advertised on the back cover. But it was
plugged in and being used, so I assume it wasn't for sale, but probably I
should have asked. But it was a good run, both a Grundig 500 and 700, a
Sony SW-1 with accessories in the "suitcase", some older fairly generic
portables that included a shortwave band or two, and the TMC GPR-90 for
$20 which was the only tube receiver I saw during that priod. The last
one was about 2016, an early seventies Panasoic (I think) portable that
looked like a piece of stereo equipment, but was a multiband portable.

So the search never ends, who knows what you'll find tomorrow. Just
yesterday I found a CD that is a fairly popular album, but I've never seen
it on CD in the used market.

Michael

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On Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:50:40 -0400, Michael Black wrote:
On Thu, 27 Sep 2018, wrote:

pf: Under $100? That's my range! As long
as everything on it works. I can always
clean dirty tape heads and replace a missing
mast.

Now I regret not having gone! I hope
next year's shows are as prolific, boombox
wise.

I don't think it works that way.

ONe year at the oldest and largest local used book sale, I came upon some
technical books, including a 4th edition of the Radiotron Designer's
Handbook. All only a few dollars each. That got me excited, I hadn't
paid attention to that section before. And I did after that, and never
saw that sort of book there again.

Hobby electronic books would appear every few years, but nothing
significant. There was no trending.

But I know that finding something I really want makes me hope. Whether
it's a book sale or garage sale, finding something really good pulls me
along, it gets me excited and I keep at it, hoping to find some of the
same, and inevitably it doesn't, though usually I find something else
that's interesting and exciting.

Though, for about a decade, I was finding shortwave receivers every year,
recnt and old, all for under ten dollars. I even saw that Astronaut 7
that I had decided I wanted, after finding a lone copy of ELementary
Electronics with the radio advertised on the back cover. But it was
plugged in and being used, so I assume it wasn't for sale, but probably I
should have asked. But it was a good run, both a Grundig 500 and 700, a
Sony SW-1 with accessories in the "suitcase", some older fairly generic
portables that included a shortwave band or two, and the TMC GPR-90 for
$20 which was the only tube receiver I saw during that priod. The last
one was about 2016, an early seventies Panasoic (I think) portable that
looked like a piece of stereo equipment, but was a multiband portable.

So the search never ends, who knows what you'll find tomorrow. Just
yesterday I found a CD that is a fairly popular album, but I've never seen
it on CD in the used market.


Keep alert!

I work as a volunteer in a used book store operated by The Friends Of
The Library. Over the last year or so we've seen a Big Uptick in book
donations from Baby Boomers that are now moving on to assisted living or
nursing homes -- or just downsizing their housing. Many times it all
comes from their offspring who are in a hurry to clean out the house and
sell it. So, there seems to be little regard to the valuation.

(Sadly, a Great Percentage is comprised of
baby boomer college text books -- and worthless.)

So, I would assume a lot of the "stuff" covered in the OP and followups
is out there to be discovered. Unfortunately "they" might find it more
convenient and simple to toss it in the Roll-Off Roll-On dumpster along
with the bean bag chairs, lava lamps, shag carpet, and 8-track decks.

But, keep trolling the second hand stores! (... or, dumpster dive!)

Jonesy
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Allodoxaphobia:

Boomboxes, at least those of the golden era
(late 1970s to mid 1980s) have largely run
their course on the thrift store and yard sale
circuit. Most are now sold only on line, or
at shows like Kutztown/Renninger's. What
I have seen at tag sales lately is not pretty.


So I'll just have to make sure I have those
two days free in May and in Sept. of next
year. The three hour drive might just be
worth it!


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