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#1 Sel The Don

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:21 AM

Every Sunday here there's a market where people come to sell their goods.  90% of it is turd but in between there's some gems to be found.

 

And lo.

 

Conion City Boy - In filthy condition but working perfectly, a good scrub up should bring this wee box back to looking fresh.

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Sanyo M9837KA - Never seen one of these before, a boombox with an analogue clock? Yes please, I think it looks stunning, especially in the flesh.

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Lasonic TRC-931 - Admittedly bought last week but it's so badass, one of my favourites!  Needs a clean but working perfecty. It mostly still has the protective film over the plastics, yessss! (pictured with my Crown SZ5100SL).

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Technics SE-CH770 - Yes I know it's not a boombox but it was REALLY cheap and makes really nice sounding music. Coupled with some Technicss bookshelves I have makes for the perfect bedroom setup.

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These are the other items I passed up on

 

Hitachi TRK 9150E - Price was a little steep on this one. An ungodly weighted little powerhouse.  Had a few buttons missing also so ultimately walked away.  Can anyone tell me what the little red plastic thing is on the tape keys?  It doesn't move in or out but slid from side to side.

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Unknown model Toshiba - I already have the same on as this so I'll wait it out till next week and if it's there again I may pick it up for the right price. Really loud and clear, deep sound for it's size, would make a cool little two-box BBQ setup.

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National Panasonic Unknown Model - passed on this one as I didn't like the look of it.  

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Random Monos - not really my thing so left these alone.

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SILVER make box - was a bit worse for wear and not really much of a looker so I passed.

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A cavalcade of crap - cheap Chinese and domestic market units.  Nasty.

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I'll add to this thread as and when I pick more stuff up.  If anyone wants to add their bargains here that's cool.



#2 geoffhartwell

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:32 AM

nice finds  :thumbsup:



#3 T-STER

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 06:08 AM

I love these market threads so keep your pics coming!

 

I like that National Panny double cassette, I have a similar one with a busted function switch.

 

I think you scored all the best ones, the Santo with the clock is so cool.



#4 Mystic Traveller

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 06:25 AM

Wow, nice pics, thanks for sharing, interesting!  :yes:



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 06:59 AM

That would equal a life time (maybe 2) of boot sales and charity store searching round my way.

 

That City Boy is a pretty rare find :-)



#6 MyOhMy

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:51 AM

Interesting indeed, what's with the semi circular feature to the left of the deck door?



#7 Mystic Traveller

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:46 AM



what's with the semi circular feature to the left of the deck door?

 

Conion City Boy - semi circular feature -tape run indicator.

 

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#8 ralrein1

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:59 AM

Very nice scores! That city boy is sweet. Thanks for sharing your experience with the group. Looks like you had a lot of fun searching for our beloved boxes of boom.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 12:37 PM

I love these market threads so keep your pics coming!

Same! :thumbsup:



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:07 PM

Hitachi TRK 9150E - Price was a little steep on this one. An ungodly weighted little powerhouse.  Had a few buttons missing also so ultimately walked away.  Can anyone tell me what the little red plastic thing is on the tape keys?  It doesn't move in or out but slid from side to side.

 

Looks like the speaker rings have detached, I can send you a new set :-)



#11 blu_fuz

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 04:00 PM

There was a lot of boxes to choose from, we are lucky to see 1!!



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 08:15 PM

Hitachi TRK 9150E - Price was a little steep on this one. An ungodly weighted little powerhouse.  Had a few buttons missing also so ultimately walked away.  Can anyone tell me what the little red plastic thing is on the tape keys?  It doesn't move in or out but slid from side to side.

 
Looks like the speaker rings have detached, I can send you a new set :-)
He didnt get that one

#13 caution

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 08:25 PM

Woops! Heh. I read that as "a little steep (but got it anyway)" because of all the questions about it.



#14 Sel The Don

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 02:53 AM

Caution - as GZ said I didn't end up buying the Hitachi. Nice looking unit though.

Normally the market is really big but as the weather is still a little cold it's not as good as it should be, normally you see loads of units, fingers crossed this Sunday will yield more buys. I buy 2 or 3 a week and now I'm starting to run out of space :)

#15 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 04:59 AM

The TRK-9150 is the powerhouse of that group but wow, it's had a hard life. I don't blame you leaving it behind. The 9150s usually go cheap so keep an eye out - a good example of this model is a wonderful piece of kit. :-)

#16 Sel The Don

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:00 AM

That would equal a life time (maybe 2) of boot sales and charity store searching round my way.

That City Boy is a pretty rare find :-)


I used to do pretty well at the car boot sales when I used to live in Leicester, thankfully though the pickings here in Turkey are much better as;
a: they don't want 'old' technology
b: blasters are sold for for really cheap, the city boy cost me 2 quid. :)

#17 Sel The Don

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:34 AM

Update,

 

The weather was a bit crap this morning with light showers but I still managed to get out of bed and get myself to the market!

 

Pickings were a little thin on the ground as it obviously was't as busy but I still managed to buy a few boxes!

 

First up,  Conion V-121-FLE - This is i really good condition with just a few sliders missing but as I have another one of these (without speakers) I'll just pinch a few bits to complete this one.

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HItachi TRK-3D5E - The first Hitachi 3D box I've bought. These are really cool looking boxes albeit mine is missing an aerial and one of the tapedoors doesn't open, a pretty easy fix.

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The rest of the boxes I didn't bother buying.

 

Regina 6500 - Cool looking thing with VUs etc but it didn't float my boat so I left it.

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Some crappy looking Chinese box - One word, Horrid.

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A few oldies - I really dig the Meridian radio but as it had too many buttons missing I left it,  I might pick it up next week if it's there.

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Sony CFS-1200S - This is such a nice looking box.  Compact, cool and a Sony but it's missing the tape buttons so she stayed where she was.  Pretty gutted as I really liked this.

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Sanyo M9924 LU - Not a bad box, was very close to buying it but in the end decided against it.

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Sanyo Mono - Again, not bad but Monos are not my thing.

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A couple of domestic units - Crap.

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Spectra 3 Piece - another crappy box.

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Arcelik domestic box - Interesting one this, looks very much like the mini Tosh I saw last week but in gold. In pretty good condition, I should have bought this.

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Philips Big 'Ol Ugly - Big ugly Philips box that didn't appeal to me in the slightest 

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Fingers crossed the weather next week is better and the market is bigger.



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 09:54 AM

Too bad it was raining, i hope the sun shines next sunday ;) No raining here atm(maby little snow), it's -13 degrees celcius :lol:



#19 T-STER

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 12:16 PM

Damn thats a lot of boxes!

 

Your lucky to have such a choice, I hunted high and low this weekend and all i found was a Hitachi 3d30 and a Hacker radio, and that was a good week!

 

Seems like with the right weather and some luck you should find some great boxes. That Conion you licked up is cool.



#20 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 12:44 PM

Some serious finds! Nice work  :yes:



#21 Sel The Don

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:03 PM

Thanks peeps.

 

All of the boxes I've bought have come from this same market, In over a year of collecting I've amassed maybe 40 boxes (to be honest I've lost count), sold a few, gave a few as presents but I'm out every Sunday morning seeing what else I can score.

 

I'm still pretty amazed that I come across some actual rarities.

 

There were more boxes than I photographed, there was at least 2 more Sanyos, loads more Chinese boxes and the same TRK-9150E from last week (same price).  

 

It's definitely weather permitting, last year in the summer it took at least 4 hours to get around the market. It's like a sodding marathon! 



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 02:22 PM

Weird, the V-121-FLE isn't even listed as an original model. What's it say next to "Conion" on the speakers?



#23 MyOhMy

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 04:47 PM

That's a lot of BB's for a local market, if this was near me I'd be banging on the gate prior to opening every market day.  The's some gnarly ol' specimens there but others don't look too bad, I wouldn't imagine the market traders would treat them with the respect they deserve but this could also keep the price down.



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:43 PM

Wow! It would take years to see that many boxes at our local sales. You are very lucky.

#25 Sel The Don

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 12:29 AM

Caution - the Conion has stickers on it that says Conion Mitel. I'm not sure what the Mitel part means. My other V121 just says Conion. I've not seen anything on the Internet regarding this.

MyOhMy - thankfully I can get there at 10am and still pick up great boxes, no-one else buys them except for me!

Thanks Radio-active, I'm pretty lucky to be able to find a lot of boxes.

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 03:43 AM

I scored myself the New Zealand aka of the conion 2 weeks ago. Brandt V-121f

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#27 Sel The Don

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:38 AM

That's pretty awesome! Apart from the name is there any difference, i.e. spec?

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:36 AM

I scored myself the New Zealand aka of the conion 2 weeks ago. Brandt V-121f



That's one beautiful radio.

#29 Hisrudeness

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 04:07 PM

Lots of Aka's of these it seems.

#30 Northerner

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:34 AM

I don't even have a market to go to yet lol...they don't really start until April :-(