I decided to make a thread that talked about any audio deals you have found that were just too good to pass up. My best was a pair of B&W DM610i's that i paid $60.
I've had some good luck over the past 3-4 years. A few of my scores are as follows:
70's Kenwood receiver - $2 at a church rummage sale - still use in my main system
Rotel Turntable - $2 at a church rummage sale - used on and off for a year, decided I didn't need another table, sold for $75
Realistic Mach Ones (series 2) - $10 at Salvation Army - after redoing the woofer surrounds for $30, I sold these for $85 after enjoying them a few months. They just took up too much space.
Acoustic Research AR-4x's - $10 at Goodwill - Used these for a year and a half in my dorm room, had to sell for $100 after realizing I didn't have the room at home.
I hated turning around most of these things, but I did enjoy them all and it came down to needing space/money more than the components. I wish I could have kept both pairs of speakers though, they sounded great for different things.
Sadly the quality of items around here has dropped off sharply. I rarely visit that many thrifts around here any more, but the main Salvation Army on my way home from work has almost no records any more and have had essentially nothing audio related for the past few months.
My Acoustic Energy Aego M speakers usually cost $280 + $50 shipping. They are, however, extremely hard to find in the US and had I had to order them from the UK it would have been closer to $400 all told. Arguably worth it for the sound.
I found a guy on eBay selling his for $200 brand new. Cost me $20 to ship. I am NEVER getting rid of them. EVER.
See being 15, im always looking back at those days. I know the internet is good, but its also bad. I know of many things that before the internet were "rare" and now they are not. Its to bad people like me will never be able to see the golden days, and things are only going to get harder
Maybe i should look into a Meridian CD playerBut their is all that theory that vinyl is better, sooo, i was thinking a record player?