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Old 22nd February 2013, 02:13 PM   #11
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Yes, every year or so he puts that lot up for sale. It would be fun to go through it, but it's not worth .5 million.
The collection may be worth that, but it would take soooo much work to actually go through it and start cleaning up amps and components to resell, I doubt you'd ever make the money back... (at the least it would be a long term investment)
And, he even mentions he's trying to sell while the market is hot.. That's not the best advertisement strategy.

I've been hoarding old computers and computer equipment for years.. Any time I take down an old mainframe, or come across a HDD that's measured in feet rather than inches, I keep it. old electronics are cool . Doubt it will ever have any value like this audio collection, though....

edit- gimp beat me to the same point
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Old 22nd February 2013, 05:47 PM   #12
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I wonder just how much it all would be worth if anything that wasn't working were made fresh again. Also building out high quality cabinets for the speakers....
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Old 22nd February 2013, 09:32 PM   #13
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I absolutely love vintage gear - own and run much of it myself - but honestly, only a few pieces really are worth the effort to own and rebuild. Of course many - but not all - of these are usually the expensive pieces!
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Old 22nd February 2013, 10:35 PM   #14
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Let's put this in group buy and see if we can raise $300K. He'll probably bite.
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Old 22nd February 2013, 11:05 PM   #15
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it would be good to do an on site so one would know where this stuff is......that way when the property owner puts it all up for a "get it out of here" auction, it can be dibbed on.
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Old 23rd February 2013, 12:53 AM   #16
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Eh. I'll skip this one -- it can't be all that good since I just don't see any Pyle Pro amps, Red Wine Audio products, or any 8-Track tape players in there.

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Old 23rd February 2013, 12:56 AM   #17
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Ya, it's all commercial, no diy stuff there, how much could it possibly be worth?
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Just watch American Pickers...There are so many people out there, with More Stuff than I can think of just where to Put it...Let alone Buying...It's Crazy....

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Old 23rd February 2013, 03:05 AM   #19
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I recall a thread about a guy with a couple million LPs...
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Old 23rd February 2013, 09:44 PM   #20
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That lot has been on Ebay for many months - It has been gradually shrinking (there were dozens of JBL 2242s when first listed, last time I looked he was down to four).
I see it as a classified advertisement rather than an auction listing.
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