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PostPosted: 05 Mar 2011, 18:38 
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Hi.

Most, if not all, DIYers like hanging out in parts shops. But I don't unless I really need to get parts to DIY as I have better place to hang around.

Tell me yr stories.

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ronjhytf wrote:
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So tell us what best shot you got lately?

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PostPosted: 06 Mar 2011, 18:56 
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I dont know about hangout,but I like to check out the Pawn Shops and the Antique Shops.I picked up two sets of Speakers from the late '60 last weekend.Both sets have the horse shoe magnets on them and cost me 40 bucks a set!I re-capped them already and they sound great!Flea-Markets are cool too...David

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blackriver wrote:
I like to check out the Pawn Shops and the Antique Shops

HI.

Me too. I like check up antique shops for antiquie/vintage radios as I'm sorta kinda an old radio collector.

I still retain a Northern Electric Baby Champ 5110 tabletop radio in painted ivory bakelite housing.
The Baby Champ 5000 series radios Northern Electric famed them as "The Biggest Little Radio in the world". This model 5110 used 50L6GT as O/P tube. I picked it up so expectedly from a neigbourhood garage sale still working, some 10 years back for only 12 bucks! The off-white paint already peeled off much.

Another one I still keep is a small Marconi 3-tube tabletop radio in dark beige plastic housing. I picked it up some 15 years back from an old radio repair shop. Working loud & clear!

My dream radio is always a Philco Model 20 'Cathedral'. (circa 1930s). But I don't want to pay a premium to get one from those auctions.

Yet, my most favourite place I go once every week lately is a local thrift store for something audio related but not electronics though. Guess which & what?

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I hadn't seen this thread before so my entry is a real late one. Due to the fact I work for an electronics store I have to say my work is my fav. DIY store. This is both good and bad. Firstly the crowd I work for (100 stores in Australia, Tasmania and NZ) have a strange sense of leadership. That is about as nicely as I can say what I really think. So working for them is "interesting".

When it comes to general caps, resistors, trannies, nuts and bolts they have a bit of everything. I can get everything I need to say make Bruce's new RIAA MC\MM preamp right from work and with reasonably good quality parts. Here's the kicker: being on staff I can pay up to a quarter the marked price of goods especially for Rs and Cs etc.

Fortunately I can get my components while I work so I don't really hangout there. My other fav. DIY hangout spots are all virtual, some in Ozz and some OS.

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