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    Not much audio today

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    some old books ... CD's = Clapton & BB King, Tom Petty + 2 Led Zeppelin's

    deal of the day was an 8oz sterling silver box for 90 cents.

    another one ==>> https://www.invaluable.com/auction-l...-c-d3741babfc#

    $ 15.62 8 Ounces (oz.) .925 6.7444 troy = $ 105.35
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    I guess that the theme for yesterdays ride

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    is Senn wireless day
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    This single had been sitting in a thrift for about 3 months. made them a ridiculous offer and now I own it.
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    I rode down to the "grab-a-rama" today. No audio gear, but kinda related.

    Just barely missed it. A big home made 4 sided lampshade. The frame was used
    and the fabric was replaced on all sides with 4 of these GS and The GS posters.

    Sure looked original.

    If not all cut up, that poster may have had good value
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post

    deal of the day was an 8oz sterling silver box for 90 cents.

    $ 15.62 8 Ounces (oz.) .925 6.7444 troy = $ 105.35
    I got tired of looking at this box, so started calling around to see what offers
    could be obtained.

    Those "we buy gold & silver" places averaged about $70.

    I took it to the local smelter. They got a more accurate weight of 7.35 oz.
    Thot, well that may drop the price. Nope. They paid $89
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    Thumbs up

    staying in today (predicted 101 degrees) , but rode to salvage emporium yesterday . Didn't find much gear, but had an interesting conversation.

    GW sells 4ftX4X4 (64cf) boxes of DVD's/Cd's. Box is sealed, so you are buying unseen and you can't keep the box. It's all got to be offloaded into your vehicle during business hours.

    They move the box with a pallet jack off next to the bike rack in the parking lot.

    So there was a buyer opening his new $100 purchase (they are always 100) . He had driven down from Seattle and was talkative.

    Says there are abt 2,500 items in a box. 2/3'rds DVD and the rest CD's

    We were discussing his business model. Sells at flea markets/garage sales ..etc.

    Prices DVD's at $1 and with purchase you can pick out 5 CD's free. Buyers can't believe the great deal.

    Usually makes back his investment in under an hour and then it's all gravy.

    Does this 1 or 2x a month. Nets $1000-1500 or so from a box. Not bad. Has a normal job and so any of the unsalable items get donated back for an easy tax deduction.
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    I guess Maxell liked their JBL poster so much that they used the image
    in other products .... VHS head cleaner

    Not long ago I enjoyed the DVD of "Lawrence of Arabia" , so yesterday was surprised to grab a copy of "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom" by T.E. Lawrence. It's a 1935 First Edition in great shape. The stories that the movie was based on.
    Never know what I'm gonna find on my bike safari's.
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    That book is a nice find. Congrats.

    lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee in Montreal View Post
    That book is a nice find. Congrats.

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    I think so too, thx Lee.

    checked Gw 3 days ago , not much there anymore. Been checking book rotations since other things have been so spare. Not much in books either.
    As I was ready to leave, books came out again. Could see immediately lots of old ones. Filled up my free arm grabbing interesting copies.

    Sat down and pared the lot to valuables.

    bought 8 (about 30 pounds to load on the bike)

    beautiful little leather 1960 Spanish Bible

    The Girls Manual 1836 (cannot find another online)
    http://www.newenglandhistoricalsocie...ice-man…

    topics: How To Apply a Leech , How To Behave in a Steamboat Accident

    The various kinds of danger, to which one is subject, in steam-boat accidents, makes it difficult to say beforehand what course is best; but there is one general rule which may be given, and that is, never to join in a rush to any one part of the boat. By keeping aloof and retaining your self-possession, you will be ready to take advantage of whatever may occur; whereas, by following the crowd, you are liable to be infected by their panic and to be hurried into some imprudent step.

    How To Stop a Visitor from Gossiping , How To Walk Down a Street , What To Do With Old Letters , How To Dump a Man , How To Go Shopping..

    ...never go shopping with girls of your own age; never look round a store to see what there is to tempt you to useless expenditure

    Psalmody - 1853 Baptist Hymnal

    Brief History of Hawaiian people - 1891

    Stanley in Africa - 1890
    Achievements of Stanley - 1889
    Martin Luther's hus poftilla - German 1874
    Pilgrims Progress - 1892

    and others. Well worth the strain of the loaded uphill ride home
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    Guess there still are some deals out there ...

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    just got this email from a friend...

    Just scored some 120Ti's out at Hboro ($5 a piece) ... Need some 12" foams for them.

    What's your availability ? When can I come by ?

    Also deduced that your monster JBL's in your living room are 250 Ti's ... Am I right ?



    gave him a call , no grilles of course, but he said cabs look good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
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    just got this email from a friend...

    Just scored some 120Ti's out at Hboro ($5 a piece) ... Need some 12" foams for them.
    What's your availability ? When can I come by ?
    Also deduced that your monster JBL's in your living room are 250 Ti's ... Am I right ?
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    looks like he kinda liked them

    Confessions of a 120Ti shameless SHIMMER

    After initially gluing the inner ring(s), I couldn't find the "sweet spot" for the life-of-me (LOM) ...

    So I joined the ranks of the Cutter/Shim-Shammers/Re-gluers and: (a) not all that hard to do, and (b) wow ! Does this woofer bug in and out sweetly and easily !

    Found these woofers to have very tight clearances. Just as well that I shimmied.

    And the winner IS .......

    Bookshelf Shmookshelf ... These guys fully fill my living room with ease and a nicely balanced top-to-bottom sound. Couldn't be more impressed and pleased.

    Now, I don't want to use them, because they might get hurt ... Guess I'll have to use headphones forever more.
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