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Thats a tough call Oregonian. But if you are a 100% sure that you won't be selling the rack I'd say go for it. Also, there aren't many full spec racks out there (not that I've seen) and it may be a case that the parts are worth more than the sum of the whole. As I can imagine a lot folks collecting these component by component. So even if you did end up selling the rest, you might not lose out monies wise. But that's hard to call.

 

From a collectors point of view of course - it may seem absolute sacrilege! But IMHO life is too short and you could own something else that will no doubt give you a lot more pleasure. Like a 1280 for e.g.  

 

The seed has been planted in your mind now... You'll start to begrudge it sitting in the rack before long haha 

post #12242 of 13893
Are you sure that it will sell? I can see the anal-retentive "must complete the set" collectors maybe, but I wouldnt count on it, and I doubt if anyone else is buying cassette decks.
Edited by palmfish - 4/4/14 at 12:08pm
post #12243 of 13893
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

Are you sure that it will sell? I can see the anal-retentive "must complete the set" collectors maybe, but I wouldnt count on it, and I doubt if anyone else is buying cassette decks.

I thought we were all anally-retentive on here :D

 

I bought a Marantz cassette deck last year. I have not used it... Don't even own any cassettes anymore.  Twas an impulse buy, but it does look great! And it sits next to my pretty Marantz amps verry nicely. (it was only $10 though.. :rolleyes:

post #12244 of 13893
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Are you sure that it will sell? I can see the anal-retentive "must complete the set" collectors maybe, but I wouldnt count on it, and I doubt if anyone else is buying cassette decks.


Fair question.  I've been watching eBay for a while and they do sell......................

post #12245 of 13893
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Thats a tough call Oregonian. But if you are a 100% sure that you won't be selling the rack I'd say go for it. Also, there aren't many full spec racks out there (not that I've seen) and it may be a case that the parts are worth more than the sum of the whole. As I can imagine a lot folks collecting these component by component. So even if you did end up selling the rest, you might not lose out monies wise. But that's hard to call.

 

From a collectors point of view of course - it may seem absolute sacrilege! But IMHO life is too short and you could own something else that will no doubt give you a lot more pleasure. Like a 1280 for e.g.  

 

The seed has been planted in your mind now... You'll start to begrudge it sitting in the rack before long haha 

For our fellow member just up the gorgeous West coast (Oregonian), I'm in agreement with you. Emotions will play a prominent role here - ones current and those still to come. Further, I'd personally find satisfaction that I've enjoyed the experience of being fully racked during a period of my life! 

 

And I'd move on... :wink: knowing our tomorrow's are not guaranteed.  

post #12246 of 13893
I paid over $700 (a lot of money for a college student in 1985) for my cassette deck, and i just dont have the heart to sell it. Its black face, wood side panels and flourescent blue meters are just too pretty to hide. I keep it my stereo cabinet so i can ignore it in plain sight!
Edited by palmfish - 4/4/14 at 4:06pm
post #12247 of 13893

:sigh: Yeah... I know what you're sayin'. Emotions will make it tough whichever way you lean. And rightfully so. Otherwise, the deck would be fleeting, sorta like fast food. In your case, this deck continues to linger quite nicely.

post #12248 of 13893
A properly working CT-F1000 is about as good as a cassette deck can be. Wonderful machines. That said, if you don't think you'd ever use it. I would sell it. One thing though - $1K is NOT typical for what they sell for. $3-500 is much more typical for a nice one.
post #12249 of 13893
The rack handles make a big difference in the price of the CT-F1000's as well. You can sell a clean set of the handles for $250-300 by themselves.

I know of one gentleman on the (in)famous auction site that has bought several sets of handles, as well as the CT-F1000 decks (working or not) for some fairly hefty prices. If interested, PM me for the details.
post #12250 of 13893

For sale near me. No price on it. Almost afraid to ask...

post #12251 of 13893
Nice looking! Are those 7800 or 8800 series? Either way, nice units...
post #12252 of 13893
That 5XXX (forgot the exact numbers) Marantz cassette deck near me sold. So someone does buy them... I always hated tapes, From the hiss to the annoying rewinding...
post #12253 of 13893
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Nice looking! Are those 7800 or 8800 series? Either way, nice units...

I think the amp is a 7700 but the tuner is 8800. Or vice versa

post #12254 of 13893


Guess what I found! I'm soooo excited!!! More pics once I get it all cleaned up.
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Guess what I found! I'm soooo excited!!! More pics once I get it all cleaned up.

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