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#1 Narhito

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 08:22 AM

Hi everyone, I just signed up here, I am not really a boombox collector.  I did have one when I was younger (I honestly can't remember the make).

 

Now here's the part where everyone is going to dislike me.  I came across a JVC M-90 this past weekend at a garage sale, and I had an idea that it was one of the better boomboxes out there so I picked it up.  

 

I asked how much, the guy said $15.  I didn't say a word, i couldn't believe it.  Then because i just stood there...he said, ok $10.  I asked if the tape deck worked, and we tried a tape, it didn't work.  So I said how about $8 because the tape deck doesn't work.  SOLD.  I paid the man, unplugged the box, and got the hell out of there.

 

So now I've done some research, and I had no idea of the value of this box.

 

The box is super clean and the radio works great, the sound quality is phenomenal.  I only see a few issues with the box.  One antenna is broken, however I can still collapse it properly and it doesn't appear broken.  I am also missing one small switch knob, but that still works.  The tape deck doesn't work, but the major issue is that I am missing the cassette door.

 

I see that parts are hard to come by, but does anyone know where I can get a cassette door for this model?  Or if any other boxes cassette doors are the same as the M90?

 

I want to get this serviced and get the cassette function up and running.  Any help would be appreciated, even if you could recommend a place in the Toronto area to get service, that would be helpful too.

 

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#2 nikonfoo

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 09:00 AM

Welcome

and yes i dislike you

the only thing that makes me feel better is that door is going to cost you  

but really well done :clap:

there is lots to be learnt here



#3 ScareDe2

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 09:10 AM

Yes people just want to get rid of their old radio. That's why some M90 can still be found for cheap. You are lucky, I think every collector should have this kind of luck at least once. :yes:

 

...but this thing is overrated and overpriced, I would not pay for a M90 more than $300 including shipping for my personal use. Only the resell value makes it interesting to spend more money to get one. For $300 an Aiwa Exos 9 will kill it easily in terms of loudness and sound quality. Truth can be said.



#4 BoomboxLover48

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 10:04 AM

This is a new World Record!  :jawdrop:  :jawdrop:  :jawdrop:  :jawdrop:

 

Lucky you! Go take a lotto also soon....  :w00t:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

Congratulations! 



#5 nikonfoo

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 10:19 AM

yes overpriced

but not over rated

sorry had to goggle Aiwa Exos 9

not on my list



#6 Ambience

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 10:25 AM

Man, I gotta head out to more swap meets and yard sales again. 



#7 THAFUZZ

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 11:08 AM

yes overpriced

but not over rated

sorry had to goggle Aiwa Exos 9

not on my list

Exactly. Those Aiwa things will get You no Street Cred among the classic Boombox enthusiasts. After all, that's what this is all about right? Not these new things that look like tubes, or home cubes, etc. Sure, they may sound great, but they're in a whole different category. Congratulations on Your M90 score. Good luck on Your search for replacement parts. Have patience. They'll surface.



#8 T-STER

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 11:08 AM

Oh snap, what a score. $8 !!! I would of rammed cash in his hand at $15 and ran away skipping like a little girl!!!



#9 blu_fuz

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 12:31 PM

Eight dollars is free!

You might have to make your own cassette door with plexiglass for now.


Doesn't look too bad overall .

#10 Transistorized

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 03:39 PM

I'm feeling sick....10 D sized batteries will cost twice what you paid for the box!!!

 

Too bad about the cassette deck not working. Sometimes the deck holds your tape hostage when it stops. Might be why the door is missing :judge: gotta get that tape back.

 

Nice find.



#11 redbenjoe

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 04:22 PM

lets see ---you get get 2 full size whoppers for 8 bucks -
eat em up fast and feel sick -
or you could scoop up an 8 dollar m90 = happiness for life

#12 SLO

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 04:35 PM

Wow 8 bucks!!! Score of a lifetime man, congrats! What an intro!

I agree with Adam, if your into these classic, old school pieces of history, and it reminds you of simpler times in life or childhood memories, you just cant put a price tag on something like that. Everyone collects differently and has different taste. So buy what you like, and spend what you want, wether its $8 or $1,200 afterall its your money.

Sorry for the ramble, welcome to the M90 club Narhito!!!

#13 SLO

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 04:36 PM

lets see ---you get get 2 full size whoppers for 8 bucks -eat em up fast and feel sick -or you could scoop up an 8 dollar m90 = happiness for life


LOL, very well put :-)

#14 mancardo

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 10:06 PM

Nice job on your M90 :thumbsup:



#15 ford93

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 11:17 PM

Nice hustle! :lol:

 

Congrats.



#16 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 11:29 PM

...but this thing is overrated and overpriced, I would not pay for a M90 more than $300 including shipping for my personal use. Only the resell value makes it interesting to spend more money to get one. For $300 an Aiwa Exos 9 will kill it easily in terms of loudness and sound quality. Truth can be said.

"Truth can be said". :lol: :lol:

#17 retrohead

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 05:58 AM

great,great score.8 dollars,cant complain.for eight bucks id live without a cassette deck door :-D  :yes: at that price who cares about the door.the one and only m90 i ever had cost 500 quid,and that was a bargain back then :yes: well done and well scored :rock:



#18 Narhito

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 06:19 AM

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

 

Does anyone know if any other JVC model cassette doors will fit the M90?

 

I know the cassette deck door is going to cost me more than the box.



#19 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 06:28 AM

I keep saying it, Canada is the place for grails on the cheap - they just keep turning up! :-)
They're everywhere! :lol:
(I'm going to have to visit there real soon) :-)

#20 Eddy

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 02:42 AM

congratz on your score . Spending a few $$$ on a door cover and a knob still got you a cheap 90

Looks like it's in a great shape



#21 JC Slater

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 12:25 PM

You're ruthless bruh



#22 trippy1313

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 10:31 PM

I keep saying it, Canada is the place for grails on the cheap - they just keep turning up! :-)
They're everywhere! :lol:
(I'm going to have to visit there real soon) :-)


Sure seems like it. Too bad it's the wrong side of Canada for me. I need the hot spot to be the west coast.

#23 bill

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 12:31 PM

This will be happening more and more in the neXT while

#24 -GZ-

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 12:38 PM

Yes people just want to get rid of their old radio. That's why some M90 can still be found for cheap. You are lucky, I think every collector should have this kind of luck at least once. :yes:
 
...but this thing is overrated and overpriced, I would not pay for a M90 more than $300 including shipping for my personal use. Only the resell value makes it interesting to spend more money to get one. For $300 an Aiwa Exos 9 will kill it easily in terms of loudness and sound quality. Truth can be said.

Good god man. Have you posted anything that wasn't bashing vintage boomboxes? Why are you even on this site? To just keep talking about the exos stereo? M90 is hardly overrated.

#25 -GZ-

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 12:39 PM

Congrats on your score! Doesn't get much better than that!

#26 duckman

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 05:13 PM

Yessirree, a great snag @ basically free!  There have been a few in Canada the last while and I just missed a $40 one a few weeks ago locally. Haven't seen too many Conions or other beastly ones tho.

 

 Anyhoo, congrats , and btw,

 

  :morepics:



#27 Hisrudeness

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 03:17 AM

Yes people just want to get rid of their old radio. That's why some M90 can still be found for cheap. You are lucky, I think every collector should have this kind of luck at least once. :yes:
 
...but this thing is overrated and overpriced, I would not pay for a M90 more than $300 including shipping for my personal use. Only the resell value makes it interesting to spend more money to get one. For $300 an Aiwa Exos 9 will kill it easily in terms of loudness and sound quality. Truth can be said.


And you joined this site because? ..... I've noticed that you're pretty negative about the classic boomboxes. That's fine but I'm curious as to why your here and posting threads all the time?

Good save narhito, looks pretty good.

#28 nikonfoo

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 09:30 AM

Yes people just want to get rid of their old radio. That's why some M90 can still be found for cheap. You are lucky, I think every collector should have this kind of luck at least once. :yes:

 

...but this thing is overrated and overpriced, I would not pay for a M90 more than $300 including shipping for my personal use. Only the resell value makes it interesting to spend more money to get one. For $300 an Aiwa Exos 9 will kill it easily in terms of loudness and sound quality. Truth can be said.

yea really

And you joined this site because?

old radios ???

why are you here ????

not seeing you enjoying what most other members are talking about

maybe there are other communities you could be more positive in



#29 duckman

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 10:08 AM

Yes people just want to get rid of their old radio.

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 The main reason anything old and collectible can be had cheap is that the seller does not know what they have as far as value goes so that goes back to saying SHHH earlier in another thread!

 

 That, or they do and don't need the money  and don't care. Got a mint snow blower off a downsizer fro $40

 

  Just make damn sure that if you ever come across any grails for cheap you NEVER ask more than your value of $2-300 and you sell it here ! :-P



#30 monchito

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 05:43 PM

thats a great find :yes: