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#31 Sel The Don

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 02:46 AM

I'm looking forward to this Sunday. Looks like it's gonna be nice weather then.

#32 Sel The Don

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 02:46 AM

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#33 Van Presence

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:15 PM

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


Yea I'm quite happy I got 1. As far as iv been told they are exactly the same, have just had different branded face put on. Apparently if I peel the Brandt sticker off the back it's got the Conion stamp underneath. Brandt also do a City Boy. Might be getting a blue 1 off a mate

#34 Sel The Don

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:34 PM



 


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

Yea I'm quite happy I got 1. As far as iv been told they are exactly the same, have just had different branded face put on. Apparently if I peel the Brandt sticker off the back it's got the Conion stamp underneath. Brandt also do a City Boy. Might be getting a blue 1 off a mate

 

Sounds good, looks like we have the same boxes :)

 

Yesterday was Sunday morning market day, the sun shining through my windows, 'today is gonna be a good day finding boomboxes' I thought to myself.  Well, it was much bigger but this time picking were a little thin on the ground. Arse.

 

I did end up buying one box though, this obscure Fujika BPRC-1500, it looks to be a clone of the Sharp GF-7XX etc seriesbut I think I saw a Sanyo (maybe) that looks more like it as the speakers slide out from the bottom of the main unit. It's big, it's imposing and it's black and chrome, I had to have it.

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The other machines I passed by;

 

Toshiba BomBeat SX85B and Sharp WF-Something -

The Sharp didn't appeal but the Toshiba, ah the Toshiba!  I looked at it for ages, fiddled around with it, everything looked good. The price was really good too. I passed up on it in the end and I honestly couldn't give you a reason.  I wish I took it home with me.

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YU-MA-TI Boombox

I saw this from afar and went directly to it, then to my horror I saw the words YU-MA-TU and I ran, ran as fast as my legs could carry me.

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Sharp Unkown Model -

If this didn't have the tape doors missing then I would have bought this.  I thought it was a cool looking box, big too.  Quick question, did this come with a CD player as an option, as this machine had a plastic lid that when taken off had a big hole where the laser mechanism should be.

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Unknown Box -

Looked kinda interesting from across the path, but up close didn't fancy the look.  Plus it looks like it's been through 2 world wars.

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Sanyo MCD-Z11 -

I saw the sellotape on the machine and I thought, 'good start'. The dirt all over it further put me off so much that I didn't even ask for a price.  

Note: A quick Google search on this machine looks like this might have been a good sounding box, can anyone confirm?

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Sanyo Box - Unknown model -

I didn't pick this up as it looked a bit too generic for my liking.

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As from next Sunday I'm on a 2 week European tour so I won't be able to update till I'm back. If anyone would like to hold the torch they're more than welcome to add to the thread.



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:30 PM

I did end up buying one box though, this obscure Fujika BPRC-1500, it looks to be a clone of the Sharp GF-7XX 

 

Never seen this brand, thanks for sharing,

For me it looks more a box after famous Toshiba RT-S983. 

 

http://wikiboombox.c...ba RT-S983 WX-1



#36 T-STER

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:34 PM

Once again i think you bagged the nbest box of the day and passed on all the right ones, loving the market stroll pics though so keep em coming :)



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 02:05 PM

Nice boomer and pics! TEC 866 RR is one aka too? :hmmm:



#38 Sel The Don

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:34 AM

Yeah it does look like the Toshiba, looks like there's a few AKAs of it.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:40 PM

A lot of these boxes have been through hell and back. By the way, what's wrong with YU-MA-TI models? Never even heard of em until this thread.



#40 Sel The Don

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:36 AM

Yu-Ma-Tu make cheap and nasty units.

 

So I'm back again after spending two weeks travelling around Eastern Europe.  Eight countries, two time zones and 7500kms driven.  Mental.

 

I paid a visit to the market today as the weather was nice and I didn't feel too tired returning from my trip yesterday.  I picked up some nice units.  Here we go!

 

(Continental) Conion GA-9000 Jumbo - This is my third Conion in as many trips to the market now! Very very cool looking unit, only missing the aerials so this came with me.

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Kamosonic 911KA - Not really a make I go for until I saw this beast! HIgh quality metal fronted boombox that's made in Japan. Pretty big too. Yes that's a maroon coloured tuner dial.

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Sharp WF 940 - Missing the tape doors yes (which I'll find), but it's huge and has a graphic equaliser as well as a spectrum analyser!  Too awesome for words.

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Other boxes I passed up on

 

Sharp GF-7850 - Ultimately passed up on this because of the broken tape buttons, nice little unit.

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Sanyo M-9802 AK - Generic looking Sanyo that didn't float my boat.

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Grundig S700 Mono - Interesting one this, it's a Grundig but the text is all in Turkish, I would have had this but the seller wanted too much.

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Silver Unknown model - TV, Radio and cassette play rolled into one.  Not bad but not my kind of thing.

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Universum Unkown model - Same combo as the silver above, cool looking thing.

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National Panasonic 5310 - Nice mono to go with my other Panasonic but the top was broken with pieces missing so left it.

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Sony CFS-W365S & Shaub Lorenz Unknown Model - Sony was left because of the broken buttons, Shaub Lorenz didn't appeal to me.

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Shaub Lorenz unknown model - Not a bad unit, not my style so left it alone.

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#41 T-STER

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:58 AM

Damn some great units there, once again i think you got the best units.

 

That Conion is awesome, i love that box, loads of chrome and style and LED meters. I had an aka of the Kamosonic unit, very nice. The Sharp looks awesome with the spectrum analyzer though i haven't heard one.

 

Such a lot to choose from in 1 visit! 



#42 Sel The Don

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 08:55 AM

There was definitely more to choose from today.  I got some nice finds again.  I should really stop buying as my collection is starting to get out of hand but it's like an addiction :)



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 09:08 AM

Thanks for another interesting episode in this saga, I'll come back each week for my (now) weekly visit to this topic - it's almost like being in the market with you.  :yes:



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 10:03 AM

So jealous

#45 Sel The Don

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 02:05 AM

I'm glad you're all getting as much enjoyment as I am with my little adventures, it's something I've enjoyed doing for years :)



#46 fromNKLwithlove

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:00 AM

Cool pictures again, thank you!! :yes:



#47 Sel The Don

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:27 AM

Thanks NK,

 

If anyone is looking for parts or boxes let me know, I'll keep my eyes out for anything you might need. It's always nice to be able to help out.



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 05:08 PM

Thanks NK,

 

If anyone is looking for parts or boxes let me know, I'll keep my eyes out for anything you might need. It's always nice to be able to help out.

Since you say your collection is getting out of hand, I wouldn't mind buying a unit from you.



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 07:18 PM

If you sell for good fair prices and if shipping not costs so much, Brazil it's a good place to you sell some radios...
We could talk about...

Cheers.

#50 Sel The Don

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 01:30 AM

I'm willing to sell anything I have as long as it goes to a loving home, I'll always sell at reasonable prices so it benefits the buyer.  Let me know what you want via PM and we'll come up with something that makes you happy :)



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:11 AM

Another Sunday has rolled around so that means another trip to the market.

 

Pickings were thinner on the ground this week but I still managed to buy a few boxes.

 

First up is this Philips D8234 - I try to stay away from 3 piece machines but lately I've started buying more.  This is a cool little machine, looks kinda funky.

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JVC PC-V88 - Big machine with an LCD instead of a tuner scale.  Loud and thumping.

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Grundig C 8000 - Same again, I don't normally go for Monos or Mono looking machines unless they look cool, which this does, so I bought it.

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International Mod.628 - Nice looking machine which is the reason I bought it.  Can't find any info about it though.

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Machines I passed up on

 

Sony CFS 45L - Ultimately a nice machine but the seller wanted too much so I left it.

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Siemens Mono unkown model - Not my style so left it.

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Sony CFS W480S & Sony CFS 710S - I tried to like these but they just didn't do anything for me so these stayed.

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So this is it up to now, I'm taking photos of everything I own and posting them up in a collections thread.

 



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 03:15 AM

It was chucking it down yesterday but as the sun was shining this morning I decided to get my arse out of bed and to the market!
 
Todays Haul;
 
Sanyo M7740K - originally this had the tape door missing so I was going to leave it.  The seller said that he has the door but it had just fallen off. 30 seconds later I had the door back on, looking and working sweet.  Awesome little unit this with 6(!) speakers in a tiny form factor. Heavy little bugger.

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Sharp WF-T380H - Double cassette, surround sound, X-BASS and really bloody loud.  This and the JVC I bought last week will be my camping/BBQ machines this summer. 

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The fallen comrades left behind
 
Goldstar TSR-762 & International Unknown model - Goldstar looked battered so I left it, the International was an interesting one but just looked pretty standard.

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 Plantron Unknown Model - Huge beast of a machine with everything intact, the seller wanted too much for it so I left it where it was.  If it's there again next week I'll lowball him and see if I get to take it home.

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Simtel Unknown model - Not bad, but not my kind of thing.  There's a 3 piece behind it but couldn't be arsed to take a photo.

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Beko Karaoke 550 - Another massive 3 piece, looked really cool, has LED indicators on the speakers but decided against buying it as it's a domestic model and don't really want them.

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Stay tuned for next weeks' episode :)



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 04:00 AM

Great score with this week's two boxes.  I find this a really interesting topic as I'm always eagle-eyed at flea market sales.

 

See ya next week!

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#54 Sel The Don

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 11:28 AM

Thanks! Hopefully the weather holds out better :)



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 01:43 PM

I find this a really interesting topic 

 

Yep, very interesting, way to go!  :yes:



#56 JVC Floyd

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 01:56 PM

Oh hell I could never pass up as many boxes as you did .I'm lucky to find any at sales by my buddy Tj the trash man has brought me at least 10 boombox ,5 of which were decent 80s models including a helix and a lasonic.

That little simtel is a good looking radio.might not be high end but I think it looked cool.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 03:40 PM

The Sanyo M7740 is a gorgeous machine and looks in good order. The Plantron thing looks like it'll be a giggle to own but I agree it would have to be cheap!

I get the feeling that one of these weekends you're going to find something really major Sel!

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 06:55 PM

Great pictures, not only of your new finds but of all the others available, thanks for sharing.   I doubt I could pass up most of the ones you showed, I think I've bought every one I have come across since I started collecting.  I'm shocked how many are available at your local market!   I bet you could make a good profit buying and exporting all the interesting non-US models you see there to collectors over here.



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 08:40 PM

Sharp WF-T380. Very bloody loud indeed.

 

The boombox of my youth! I was lucky to get one and find another for my brother; we used to share one as teens. 

 

 

Otherwise i'd be offering you ungodly money for it.

 

Nice score.



#60 Sel The Don

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:58 PM

Oh hell I could never pass up as many boxes as you did .I'm lucky to find any at sales by my buddy Tj the trash man has brought me at least 10 boombox ,5 of which were decent 80s models including a helix and a lasonic.

That little simtel is a good looking radio.might not be high end but I think it looked cool.

I need to start becoming a bit critical when buying boxes as when I first started out I was more or less buying everything I saw!  My boxes are now starting to take up space :)

 

You're right, the Simtel is a cool looking machine, funky little thing.

 

The Sanyo M7740 is a gorgeous machine and looks in good order. The Plantron thing looks like it'll be a giggle to own but I agree it would have to be cheap!

I get the feeling that one of these weekends you're going to find something really major Sel!

I love the little Sanyo, I'm starting to grow a fondness for these micro machines!  

Keep your fingers crossed for me then mate, I want a C-100! :)

 

Great pictures, not only of your new finds but of all the others available, thanks for sharing.   I doubt I could pass up most of the ones you showed, I think I've bought every one I have come across since I started collecting.  I'm shocked how many are available at your local market!   I bet you could make a good profit buying and exporting all the interesting non-US models you see there to collectors over here.

There's usually more than what I take photos of but sometimes I get funny looks from the sellers whilst taking photos so I'd rather not cause a scene and judge it per instance.

I probably could make some money if I really stuck at it but my work keeps me busy for the majority of the time!

 

Sharp WF-T380. Very bloody loud indeed.

 

The boombox of my youth! I was lucky to get one and find another for my brother; we used to share one as teens. 

 

 

Otherwise i'd be offering you ungodly money for it.

 

Nice score.

The Sharp was my go-to box last night while my mates were round for a few beers, it surprises me more and more with the quality and loudness of the sound.

 

 

Cheers peeps!