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Your boot sale stories

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Homehelp, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    Some of my best

    Record 4 1/2 Stay set for £10

    Two Preston spoke shaves and a rebate plane for £15

    Stanley 89 side rebate plane for £6

    Bet all that means nothing to most of you ;-)

    Pete
     
  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I've done great with vinyl over the years, moving boot sale and market finds into the back of Record Collector magazine helped me survive the 80s. Pickings are a lot thinner these days, I still go to the local car boot, though as often as not come back with nothing. Some of the titles I've found over the years are amazing though, stuff that's so obscure it's hard to figure how it ever got there, just so out of context with it's surroundings. I learnt a long time ago to check every box right the way through!

    Tony.
     
  3. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Honestly Muz, that tickled me, sadly I had some chicken sandwich in my mouth which is now on my keyboard and imac screen.
     
  4. JCL

    JCL pfm Member

    Very nice. I'd like the Stanley.
     
  5. packtech

    packtech Ex band member twice.. :)

    my best was a Naim NAP 250/NAC 32/ Hi cap from Cash Converters in Peterborough many years ago for 190 all in...it all worked too..advertised for 200 Quid and when I looked surprised at the price and asked the sales guy said I could have it for 190 to get rid of it. Previous to that a Garrard 401/Mayware Formula 4 with Nagaoka MP 11 from a small shop in Stamford (Stamford Hi-Fi I think) all for 30 Quid. Latest from a Flea Market in Arlon Belgium just up the road a perfect Thorens TD145 MK 11, TP 16 arm and Stanton 681eee cart...12 Euro and B&O 4002 with MMC 20 cl cart, scruffy but fully functional 20 Euro..Oh and a pair of brand new Klipsch KG3 from the NAAFI in Gutersloh in Germany for 100 DM..about 30 Quid I think in old money..
     
  6. Jonathan Ribee

    Jonathan Ribee Unavailable at present

    I had to wrestle with this skinny bitch for a pair of size 9 thigh length rubber zip ups with 3" kitten... ....OK, wrong kind of boot sale... ...coat, coat...
     
  7. The Captain

    The Captain ~~~~~~~~~~

    Who the heck comes up with a story about a £3 unicorn that ends with a Bedford Rascal? inspired! very amusing.

    I cant go in a cash converter.. i shudder even walking past them.
     
  8. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    If I hear any more of these "gold hidden under piles of crap for peanuts then resold for a fortune", Im going to be sick. just stop it
     
  9. redcogs

    redcogs Harbethian Popular Front

    Kef 105.2 for a tenner Halifax boot sale.
    Quad esl57s £30 junk shop Bodmin.

    Both fully functional and cosmetically good. It was about 15 yrs ago though, prior to the explosion in using ebay as a price guide..

    The 105s ended up in France - a man from Paris drove across to get them.
    The esl's went to a mate in Yorks.
     
  10. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    I don't know. this is an urban leg end innit?
     
  11. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    I only ever find tat. And then it rains.
     
  12. spet0114

    spet0114 REMPI Member

    Possibly, but most legends have a root in reality. I, for example, bought a NAC12/SNAPS/NAP160 from a Cash Converters in Preston.
     
  13. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    I should imagine nower days crack convertors would be checking out eBay for likely sale values, or stuff like this is not even hitting the shelves.
     
  14. Homehelp

    Homehelp pfm Member

    my mate went in Heart foundations shop (peters hill winton) there was a Cambridge dacmagic with an audio lab amp and he said how much Chap said £100 gets you both. My mate rushed home for the dosh and he come back and it had gone. They are well over priced on other stuff in that shop there selling glass TV stands dearer than Argos i told them too told me to foxtrot Oscar if you dont like it.. charming..
     
  15. Pete the Feet

    Pete the Feet pfm Member

    Re-homing the widows?
     
  16. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    Record 077 Bullnose Rabbet, £7, not even worn the Nickel plate.
     
  17. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  18. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Not only have I never found a boot sale bargain, when we did one ourselves a few years back, we sold almost nothing. And it rained.
     
  19. zener

    zener fluff

    it has made finding a bargain almost impossible , the Kans i found , that was a while ago...
     
  20. The Captain

    The Captain ~~~~~~~~~~

    You ought to get a stall with RickC6 then Joe. you could keep each other company moaning all day whilst you sell bugger all. in the rain.;)
     

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