Friday, April 6, 2012

After 8 Years....

For 8 years I lived without a record player.It has been a long,sad 8 years.Didn't stop me from collecting records though!Yesterday I was out thrifting with the family.I found some vintage maternity and a 40's dress that I put in the shop.A set of 4 tea cups and dinner plates in Canonsburg "Florence" pattern for myself and then....and then this hi-fi!It was marked $8.00!I did a "say what" when I saw the sign,but no really $8.00!

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Now its not in perfect condition.When I bought it that gentleman that owns the store told me the right speaker doesn't work and there were a few cosmetic issues.Luckily my husband when he picked it up today did some of his magical man knowledge stuff and the right speaker is working just fine and dandy.As far as the cosmetic...well,you know when your mother use to tell you to use a coaster?Cause THIS is what happens when you don't use a coaster people!
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Nothing a hot date with a sander and a new finish won't cure.I just imagine this thing has seen a lot of shin digs with intoxicated party goers that were too concerned with a good time over coasters.

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So what after 8 years of not listening to records would I put on first?Some Sinatra?Death rock?My massive country and honky tonk collection?Exotica?The possibilities are just endless.But I opted for something hubs and I could both enjoy so Black Flag it was!

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I was starting to get to the point that I thought I'd never be able to find an affordable record player again,it only took 8 years but for $8.00 I can't complain.

18 comments:

  1. I love magical man knowledge! And seriously, for $8 that would make a cute enough table/whatever even if the thing never did end up working

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  2. Nice score! I can't believe you got that for 8 bucks!

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  3. That is an amazing score. I love it. I really miss listening to my record collection.

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  4. Very nice!!! I really need a record collection! I have a record player, it is one of those players that is new but it looks old, a friend did not want it and gave it to me. I only own one record, it is an Ink Spots record.

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  5. What a beauty, wishing you many happy parties!! X

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  6. Oohhh.. nice. We bought an beautiful old radiogram... that tunred into A CAT SCRATCHY POST! Blooy cats!

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  7. A bit of sandpaper and woodstain/varnish should sort out the top! Alternatively, I protect my sideboard with a cotton runner, which always comes in handy at parties :)

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  8. That's a great find! I rarely listen to my records these days need something fab to play them on, well I'll keep hoping like you!

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  9. The deal was awesome and the fact that your first record pick was Black Flag...well, that just makes it even more awesome!

    Enjoy!

    MaryD

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  10. Only $8? I wonder how much it would have been if it was fixed up a bit! It's such a great find!

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  11. $8.00.thats almost free.lol.thats great your husband fixed the speaker.Looks like beer can marks?hee hee.what a great find.

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  12. For only eight dollars? WHo has luck like that! (except, obviously, you...)

    Wow!

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  13. $1 for every year you waited I guess! Haha, I love the mom's advice reminder... seems it never really kicks in until you have your own furniture.

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  14. This is amazing! Wow! I love old record players. My parents have my great-grandparent's victrola and record collection. I think my brother and I might have to fist fight for it when the time comes!

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