The Great Receiver Giveaway

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by SoCal Sam, Mar 10, 2008.

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  1. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    A local collector gave away 60 receivers yesterday. He placed a simple CL ad which elgato posted here. I arrived to see guys scurrying away with receivers tucked under their arms. They were simply sitting on the curb waiting for new owners.

    I picked up a few pieces, which by itself would be a respectable collection. No doubt If I had gotten there earlier, I would have been swamped with stuff.

    BTW, I am happy to report he is doing well and still an avid stereo enthusiast.
     

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  2. Combwork

    Combwork Super Member

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    Just wondering............

    Perhaps it should read "A local collectors wife gave away 60 receivers while he was away buying another one.............."
     
  3. Alaric

    Alaric Super Member

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    Can we expect to see new and interesting stuff in the AK classifieds soon....?
     
  4. chebishev

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    That vintage luxman in the second and third picture is a nice score. Those retractable face plates are very cool. I passed on one of these (I did take the MX-100 Luxman power amp that day though) and I really regret not buying it.
     
  5. rickr15

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    Surprised to see he got rid of his Galaxy Commander.
     
  6. kcollins4

    kcollins4 Rocking somewhere

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    Me too. I did a double take. I vaguely remember that he might have had two.
     
  7. Toasted Almond

    Toasted Almond R.I.P - November 17, 1952 - April 19, 2016

    They come out of the woodwork for the free stuff.
     
  8. SoCal Sam

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    I met the wife and she seems very accepting of the HOBBY. I don't think she is the catalyst but I suspect she is much happier.
     
  9. elgato8905

    elgato8905 Nobody special.

    Congrats again Sam! That is awesome! I would have liked to have been there just to meet the guy. Seems like an interesting person and a class act.
     
  10. Njord Noatun

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    Perhaps we should invite the donor to join AK?
    :yes::D
     
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  11. hpsenicka

    hpsenicka Moderator Subscriber

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    Let's not and pretend we did! :nono:
     
  12. jeffe

    jeffe AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    and I had to leave SoCal.....

    the pain....

    I just know there is something special about those Plus series components.... they remind me a lot of my Nikko gear. All three at once.... more pain! OK, envy!
     
  13. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    Yeah, he is a great guy and one of the best vintage receiver collectors around.
     
  14. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    I hope he sees this. He certainly has good KARMA on his side.:banana:
     
  15. Njord Noatun

    Njord Noatun Super Member

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    Yes, he has thoroughly proven, through his actions and for all to see, that he has more karma than most.
     
  16. Army

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    I can't imagine why he isn't an Aker already, shoot... he should be AKer of the year material me thinks!

    Why haven't you invited him to join us friendly folk, Sam or Njord ?
     
  17. theblackknight

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    I absolutely agree!:yes: What a great guy. :tresbon: If what he did isn't karma, I sure don't know what is!

    I could make a much stronger comment here but I will refrain from it to avoid a disagreement.
     
  18. theblackknight

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    I wish we could invite him!:sigh:
     
  19. dnewma04

    dnewma04 The Healer Super Mod Subscriber

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    I'm all for 5th, 6th, and 7th chances...Might as well extend the record of most times allowed back in...
     
  20. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Admin Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    I'm inclined to disagree.

    And, since this is degenerating into a discussion of a former member's status on AK, this thread is closed.
     
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