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 Post subject: Goodwill is awesome
PostPosted: 27 Oct 2009, 21:14 
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Hey guys,

So (ill admit it) I often look through thrift stores for cool/cheap/fun/nostalgic stuff, and I often find a decent pair of speakers or something like that for fairly cheap (case-in-point, I scored one of these: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8289121&st=ss-cn5000p&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1172277277875 for 4 bucks!). Even if the components themselves aren't the best, one can still find something to use like for enclosures or parts for repairs or something. Has anyone else made some major scores at thrift stores (uh, didn't mean that to rhyme)?

One more thing, I was browsing Lifehacker and came across goodwill's newish online auction store. Here's their home audio section, and although this stuff is a bit more expensive than actual stores (let's face it - the managers at those places have no idea what they're slapping stickers on half the time), I think there still might be some good finds up there. Happy browsing!

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/listings/listByCat.asp?catID=182


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 Post subject: Re: Goodwill is awesome
PostPosted: 29 Oct 2009, 12:23 
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Good find. If you feel like playing around with it, you can try improving the crossover, add bracing to the enclosure and add/adjust stuffing.

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 Post subject: Re: Goodwill is awesome
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Yeah, and i think i'll add banana plugs in the back as well. It currently has those crappy plastic clamp things


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