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#1 koleloi

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 07:08 PM

Hi everyone, this is the first time our Vietnam boombox meet be held in Hanoi, capital of the city, so it is the biggest meet ever happened here, with over 100 of collectors (together with visitors). 

 

I have some pictures want to share with you all. Thanks.

 

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#2 baddboybill

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 07:48 PM

Very cool 😎. Are all collectors members of the forum?

#3 koleloi

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:07 PM

Very cool . Are all collectors members of the forum?

 

As I know of, none of them is member of Boomboxery nor stereo2go. Many of them may know about the forums though, but I could see that I am among the very few Vietnamese collectors who is active on these forums :).



#4 Fatdog

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:25 PM

You guys know how to have a very good meet!!  Great pictures - I wish we could see more!

 

By the way, what is that pink boombox to the left of the Toshiba WX-1?



#5 koleloi

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:41 PM



You guys know how to have a very good meet!!  Great pictures - I wish we could see more!

 

By the way, what is that pink boombox to the left of the Toshiba WX-1?

 

Thanks. I believe it is a Panasonic RX-C45.

 

Some more pictures:

 

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#6 Brutus442

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 09:13 PM

Amazing! A huge gathering of happy collectors!

 

THIS THREAD NEEDS MORE PICTURES!!!



#7 Reli

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 09:22 PM

Wow, you guys know how to do it big!!!  :jawdrop:  So professional!  No expense spared, with those huge banners!!

 

I was wondering why YouTube says I get more viewers from Vietnam than from America. :huh:  There are so many collectors there!  Either that, or people around the world are using a big VPN based in Vietnam.  :hmmm:



#8 koleloi

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 09:34 PM

Wow, you guys know how to do it big!!!  :jawdrop:  So professional!  No expense spared, with those huge banners!!

 

I was wondering why YouTube says I get more viewers from Vietnam than from America. :huh:  There are so many collectors there!  Either that, or people are using a VPN with servers in Vietnam.  :hmmm:

 

You firgured it out Reli, there are atleast five thousands collectors here in Vietnam, as I estimated. And I am NOT exaggerating a bit :bow: . I guest the actual number maybe few times higher than that, without being suprised.  :-D



#9 Reli

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:57 AM

Wow, 5,000?  Why do you think the hobby is so popular there?  I know in Russia it is popular because there was delayed demand for something they could not afford during the 80s.  Is that true in Vietnam as well? 

 

It seems strange that I would get more views from Vietnam than from America, when all the music I use is American.  I am betting it's a YouTube database error.

 

On another topic, I wonder why there aren't many Japanese collectors.  :huh:  After all, that is where most radios were built in the early days. 

 

Maybe they have their own websites, since most Japanese people don't know English.



#10 koleloi

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 07:19 PM

Wow, 5,000?  Why do you think the hobby is so popular there?  I know in Russia it is popular because there was delayed demand for something they could not afford during the 80s.  Is that true in Vietnam as well? 

 

It seems strange that I would get more views from Vietnam than from America, when all the music I use is American.  I am betting it's a YouTube database error.

 

On another topic, I wonder why there aren't many Japanese collectors.  :huh:  After all, that is where most radios were built in the early days. 

 

Maybe they have their own websites, since most Japanese people don't know English.

 

I do agree with you about the main reason behind the vast collecting trend here in my country. For about 1 or 2 decades, radio cassettes, and somehow bycicles were the most expensive and valuable things a family can buy. Just imagine, for the same money a man spend to buy a decent cassette player, he can buy few center-of-the-city houses at the same time. In a poor country just came out of two major wars, a Japanese Boombox was like a Lamborghini car, everyone dream of owning one, but only very few people can afford them. Now, every guy is on the hunt for those nostagic things. Especially in recent years, when Facebook add Group for selling & buying thing online, it boosts the trend significantly. I just came into this hobby for five years, and I could noticed that the price has became 4-5 times higher during last few years. Things are going crazy here  :rock:

 

Not sure about number of Japanese collectors, but I dont think they would get the same level of desire toward things like old cassette, which they are still throwing out of window everyday  :bang:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:



#11 Fatdog

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 07:02 PM

Koleloi, thanks for the extra pictures!  That huge, 3-piece Philips is a beautiful boombox.  :drool:   Also, I never realized the RX-C45 was available in so many colors.  The blue version is very nice!



#12 Hisrudeness

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 12:47 PM

Wow! There are boombox meets and then there are your guys meets.
Always impressed by the professionalism and passion of the Vietnamese collectors.

#13 T-STER

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:49 PM

Wow what a day, looks amazing. You guys have a really good selection there to



#14 samovar

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 12:28 PM

Congratulations to koleloi and to the Vietnamese crew. I must say that, year after year, your meetings have been more and more elegant, professional and partecipated! It's quite an experience to see that so many people collect there. The story you told concernig the reasons behind such a widespread passion are not unusual, though. Not only the same happens in countries where what now is realtively commonplace, back in the day it was absoultely beyond reach for most people. In fact, this is also the reason why so many of us collect. And nostalgia, as you point out, has always its say.

 

Very well, this year you meet in the capital. I wish we could all do the same, but in fact it seems to me that this is the first time a meet-up takes place in the capital city of a country. Whether or not this is correct, yours is definitely quite an achievement.