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Yardsale Site giveaway greatness?

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by WVSpeakerNut, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. WVSpeakerNut

    WVSpeakerNut New Member

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    Had to head into work early one day and stumbled across a "Free speakers" post on a local Facebook yardsale site.. I vaguely could make out the B&W badge on the grille and laid claim politely and arranged pickup that night. Once I got there and started chatting, the ladies mentioned that they had other stereo gear and in fact another set of speakers if I was interested. I was already super pumped for the B&W and semi cringed when she told me the second set were JBL. I am a pretty solid Klipsch household and know there are high quality JBL's out there, but wasn't expecting what she uncovered. I was warned that the cat had scratched the front- expecting shredded everything, when in reality it was just the foam. I was told what the speakers cost in Japan in 1991, and that they needed so much power that she had to buy a bunch of amps to drive them. At this point I didn't have much room left and told them I would come back later for components. There allegedly were a lot, I under assumed again. As the third 330ES was walked out, I was having a SUPER difficult time containing my excitement but I stuck it out and let out my woohoos when a good distance from the house. I have the re foam kit on the way and plan to clean up everything and test soon. No idea on what its worth but not even sure Id be willing to part with it. I even have wife approval on the speakers (the high gloss black is mint and GORGEOUS)

    thoughts, opinions and all the likes- please share.
     

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  2. Lazarus Long

    Lazarus Long Super Member

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    This is unreal..:eek2:
     
  3. BillWojo

    BillWojo AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Wow, that's a great score and as a side note it sounds like that lady really liked to rock! One heck of a rack full of Sony gear.

    BillWojo
     
  4. soundmotor

    soundmotor super modified Subscriber

    XPL160s, geebus!
     
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  6. Hajidub

    Hajidub Chihuahua/Pug = Chug Subscriber

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    Holy Jeebus!
     

     

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  7. swechsler

    swechsler Frog Whisperer

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    Words fail me.
     
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  8. cartop

    cartop Super Member

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    Congrats!!!!!
     
  9. turnitdown

    turnitdown Well-worn member Subscriber

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    VERY nice score
     
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  11. goodolpg

    goodolpg Just an old fart trying to help. Subscriber

    So, the whole batch was FREE?
     

     

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  12. WVSpeakerNut

    WVSpeakerNut New Member

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    Free Ninety nine- Just helping them to make space in their garage
     
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  13. Montycat

    Montycat AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Pretty amazing. :trebon:
     
  14. SoundsAlike

    SoundsAlike AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    You just don’t see that model of JBL in the wild, nice find
     
  15. swechsler

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    Just FYI, those JBLs originally listed for $2500 per pair in 1992. I'd say this was easily a $5,000 system when new.

    But no tuner? I think you got ripped off...
     
  16. swechsler

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    One more thing: was this system originally purchased in Japan and then imported by the previous owner? I'm assuming that's why she told you the cost in Japan; also the N330ES is the Japanese model number for the N55ES, according the The Vintage Knob. Are all the components rated for 100V instead of 120?
     

     

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  17. SPL db

    SPL db It's all about the music! Subscriber

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    Care to double your money? :deal: :biggrin:
     
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  18. WVSpeakerNut

    WVSpeakerNut New Member

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    Told that it was purchased in Japan on Navy base in 90/91

    Still have some investigating, cleaning and discovery to do. Promise to keep the thread up to date
     
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    My thought and opinion is.......Holly S%#T bat man!
     
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  20. SiliconTi

    SiliconTi AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    One's first response is something like:

    " I hate you."

    Then again, after the envy cools off, it is nice to see this stuff go to someone that will appreciate it or pass it along instead of it going into a Dumpster.
     
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