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#1 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 09:53 AM

Every Sunday I go down to the flea market in Naples, Italy to look for Boomboxes, I always find something!

 

Come take a walk with me through the flea market and see the boxes I find.... :yes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



#2 T-STER

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:33 AM

Damn them Italians are crazy, 100 euros for that GF555 was insane. Looked like fun tho!



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 11:00 AM

Cool video, Chris.  Go back to the next flea market, and if the GF-555 is still there, offer 20 euros again.  :lol:



#4 metalhandbag

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 12:09 PM

A cool video prices are giddy .

#5 Northerner

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 12:59 PM

That was fun, doing a market without leaving my chair, nice. Yeh they were crazy prices lol

#6 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 01:00 PM

Cool video, Chris.  Go back to the next flea market, and if the GF-555 is still there, offer 20 euros again.  :lol:

 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:



#7 trippy1313

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 01:11 PM

That's pretty cool Chris. All those in one day at the market?

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 01:26 PM

great video chris



#9 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 02:28 PM

That's pretty cool Chris. All those in one day at the market?

 Yep! Sadly, I left them all behind...

 

I have so many projects going right now, I just couldn't bring them home  :sad:

 

great video chris

 

Thanks bro



Damn them Italians are crazy, 100 euros for that GF555 was insane. Looked like fun tho!

 

Yeah, he was nutz, that thing was missing a chrome trim piece and was real rough, add in the fact there there is NO WAY those decks are working. I have brought a few boxes there and every single one of them has been opened and fiddled with. I think Italians, along with thinking they are all F1 drivers and GP moto racers think they are also all watch repairmen  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

A cool video prices are giddy .

 

LOL, yeah, most of these boxes are 5 euro, that guy was just crazy

 

That was fun, doing a market without leaving my chair, nice. Yeh they were crazy prices lol

 

Your going to have to go outside sometime you know!  :lol:



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 06:03 PM

Well if you see another J1 at a good price, send it my way. Hahaha.

#11 JVC Floyd

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 06:13 PM

Yeah you can bet most of those boxes probably been opened up more times than a $3 whore.

Just ignore me I'll never win the mr. Belvedere Congeniality award when I'm full of whiskey.

#12 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 06:19 PM

Thanks for the vid Chris, nicely done. :-)

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 12:06 AM

Great vid chris, should have been much longer for cripples like me to see lol...nothing worth having there though, the gf555 looks great but it's just a vibrator with batteries lol, thanks man.



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 01:33 AM

Thanks for this video.
Sometimes on flea market you can find rare boomboxes on really good prices,
sometimes only garbage, but is so interesting to visit this place.

:thumbsup:



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 03:49 AM

The 555 was no way worth 100euro, even 20 euro was pushing it with the trims missing, i would have bought the 5454 if it was cheap, good little budget bbox



#16 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 06:38 AM

Thanks guys...

 

If it was a few years back and my coffers weren't already full, I would have bought all of them except the 555. I'm always looking for something HUGE just in case!

 

I'm hoping to hit some much larger flea markets next weekend up in Castera, I might take my camera for that one too  :-D  :yes:



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 06:38 AM

The funny thing is that he swear at you when you didnt want to buy it !! :)

Way to communicate ! Priceless video and thanks for sharing.



#18 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 08:47 AM

The funny thing is that he swear at you when you didnt want to buy it !! :)

Way to communicate ! Priceless video and thanks for sharing.

 

Oh yeah, he was TOTALLY offended at my 20 euro offer, him and his buddy were straight laughing at me as he told me to get away from his booth  :lol:

 

That box will be there next week and the week after  :lol:  :yes:



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:55 AM

It almost doesn't matter what box you find, but the thrill of finding it is AWESOME! Felt like I was there with ya!



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 04:33 PM


The funny thing is that he swear at you when you didnt want to buy it !! :)
Way to communicate ! Priceless video and thanks for sharing.

Oh yeah, he was TOTALLY offended at my 20 euro offer, him and his buddy were straight laughing at me as he told me to get away from his booth :lol:

That box will be there next week and the week after :lol: :yes:
I don't know how I would have reacted for m*********** tell me to get away from table but it wouldn't have been pretty I promise you that. I might have bought that boxes smash it over my f****** head right in front of them.

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 04:34 PM

Nice video man!

Napoli is such a great place, I'm going there soon again where is the market located?

Big up!



#22 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:53 AM



Nice video man!

Napoli is such a great place, I'm going there soon again where is the market located?

Big up!

 

Hi Machine Gun Joe, This place is in a very strange location. It's under an elevated freeway. In the past I have tried to locate it via Google Maps, but it always sends me to a spot ON the freeway and not under it and there are no off ramps of which to exit. But I will do my best to give you directions. 

 

The easiest way is to get there is to go to what we call "Shoe Alley". It's an out door shoe market. If you put this address into Google Maps, you will get close: Via Marino Di Caramanico, 80143 Napoli NA

 

From there, head EAST on via del Marcello. The street enters a tunnel and goes under the freeway and railroad tracks. Just keep going straight. You will see parked cars on either side of the road, back into a parking spot on the curb, you may have to pay a guy for parking there.

 

Some times the market spills on to the street under the freeway, sometimes it is in the area I filmed. But it is every Sunday. I usually get there around 7am, but it's open earlier. Free to get in. 

 

Hit me up if your in town, maybe we'll go together

 

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It almost doesn't matter what box you find, but the thrill of finding it is AWESOME! Felt like I was there with ya!

 

Yeah man, that feeling of finding them in the wild is exhilarating 

 

 

 

The funny thing is that he swear at you when you didnt want to buy it !! :)
Way to communicate ! Priceless video and thanks for sharing.

Oh yeah, he was TOTALLY offended at my 20 euro offer, him and his buddy were straight laughing at me as he told me to get away from his booth :lol:

That box will be there next week and the week after :lol: :yes:
I don't know how I would have reacted for m*********** tell me to get away from table but it wouldn't have been pretty I promise you that. I might have bought that boxes smash it over my f****** head right in front of them.

 

 

Easy Floyd!  :lol:  :lol:



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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:15 PM

Hahah Great stuff Chris, loved the Italian sign lingo.... doesnt leave any imagination :-)



#24 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:03 AM

Hahah Great stuff Chris, loved the Italian sign lingo.... doesnt leave any imagination :-)

 

Oh yeah, no need for audio  :lol:



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 01:45 AM

:lol:

I liked the big guy checking out the incredible hulk toy figure...



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 05:12 PM

Thanks a lot!
Will let you know when in town (mid July) :yes:

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 04:46 AM

Thanks a lot!
Will let you know when in town (mid July) :yes:

 

Sounds good


Below is an example of a recent box I picked up on Mothers dad. I paid 20 euro for it but it's a bit rough. The speakers need refoaming, the deck gears are shot and the decks need rebelting, but I have purchased a set of gears off a guy on ebay, so at some point, this will get the full rebuild. It has all it's parts, so I think it will be a good project.

 

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 09:45 AM

This Philips is very good old boombox with many features.

Good luck with restoration.



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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:46 AM


Thanks a lot!
Will let you know when in town (mid July) :yes:


Sounds good


Below is an example of a recent box I picked up on Mothers dad. I paid 20 euro for it but it's a bit rough. The speakers need refoaming, the deck gears are shot and the decks need rebelting, but I have purchased a set of gears off a guy on ebay, so at some point, this will get the full rebuild. It has all it's parts, so I think it will be a good project.

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I'm not sure if those are the factory speakers. normally these have blue speakers with chrome caps.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:27 PM

This Philips is very good old boombox with many features.

Good luck with restoration.

 

Thanks Goodman, I'm gonna give it my best shot!

 

 

 

Thanks a lot!
Will let you know when in town (mid July) :yes:


Sounds good


Below is an example of a recent box I picked up on Mothers dad. I paid 20 euro for it but it's a bit rough. The speakers need refoaming, the deck gears are shot and the decks need rebelting, but I have purchased a set of gears off a guy on ebay, so at some point, this will get the full rebuild. It has all it's parts, so I think it will be a good project.

IMG_20180608_124225.jpg

I'm not sure if those are the factory speakers. normally these have blue speakers with chrome caps.

 

 

I need to open these up and have a look. One of the speakers has been pulled back and there is a little speaker stuffed in next to it LOL. Probably just need to totally replace them





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