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Vintage HP 9810A Calculator RARE Made in W Germany with Manuals and ROMS

Vintage HP 9810A Calculator RARE Made in W Germany with Manuals and ROMS
$3,250.00
VINTAGE LOT 3 PAIRS OF WHARFEDALE W60 W70  W90 PLUS A SET OF W60E DRIVERS WOW

VINTAGE LOT 3 PAIRS OF WHARFEDALE W60 W70 W90 PLUS A SET OF W60E DRIVERS WOW
$1,062.50
Technics Speakers SB RX50 Very RaRe Vintage New Foam

Technics Speakers SB RX50 Very RaRe Vintage New Foam
$1,600.00
JBL L150 Vintage Speakers in Great Condition New Foam 12 3 Way Wood Floor Stand

JBL L150 Vintage Speakers in Great Condition New Foam 12 3 Way Wood Floor Stand
$1,000.00
Dahlquist DQ 10 Vintage Speakers in Factory Boxes Stands

Dahlquist DQ 10 Vintage Speakers in Factory Boxes Stands
$1,354.49
CURTA TYPE 1 SERIAL 14895 RARE VINTAGE CALCULATOR WORKS PERFECTLY

CURTA TYPE 1 SERIAL 14895 RARE VINTAGE CALCULATOR WORKS PERFECTLY
$1,220.00
Vintage Radio Automation 80s Style

Vintage Radio Automation 80s Style
$10,000.00
VINTAGE Mcintosh MA6200 Intergrated Amplifier Preamp W WOOD CASE

VINTAGE Mcintosh MA6200 Intergrated Amplifier Preamp W WOOD CASE
$1,195.00
ALTEC 604 8K speakers with ORIGINAL crossovers in VINTAGE CABINETS

ALTEC 604 8K speakers with ORIGINAL crossovers in VINTAGE CABINETS
$2,500.00
Vintage BBC Rogers LS 3 5A Monitors Matching Serial Numbers Matched Pair

Vintage BBC Rogers LS 3 5A Monitors Matching Serial Numbers Matched Pair
$1,800.00
Pair of Large Vintage ELECTRO VOICE The Empire Speakers 15TRXB Drivers 50s

Pair of Large Vintage ELECTRO VOICE The Empire Speakers 15TRXB Drivers 50s
$1,000.00
Vintage Collins 808A 1 dual 3 speed pro audio 12 DJ broadcast turntables 1960s

Vintage Collins 808A 1 dual 3 speed pro audio 12 DJ broadcast turntables 1960s
$1,240.00
Vintage Spica Angelus Speakers Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms Upgraded Made in

Vintage Spica Angelus Speakers Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms Upgraded Made in
$1,400.00
Vintage Pioneer SX 1280 with LED UPGRADE in good working condition 1280

Vintage Pioneer SX 1280 with LED UPGRADE in good working condition 1280
$1,449.00
PAIR OF VINTAGE ALTEC LANSING 604E SUPER DUPLEX SPEAKERS  RARE

PAIR OF VINTAGE ALTEC LANSING 604E SUPER DUPLEX SPEAKERS RARE
$1,295.95
VINTAGE ELECTRO VOICE GEORGIAN 600 SPEAKER WITH ENCLOSURE ELECTROVOICE EV

VINTAGE ELECTRO VOICE GEORGIAN 600 SPEAKER WITH ENCLOSURE ELECTROVOICE EV
$1,200.00
Rare Vintage 1939 Motorola Model 51x15 Catalin S Grill Art Deco Aero Vane Radio

Rare Vintage 1939 Motorola Model 51x15 Catalin S Grill Art Deco Aero Vane Radio
$8,899.95
Vintage Jensen 700 XL High Fidelity Audio 4 Way Speakers 32

Vintage Jensen 700 XL High Fidelity Audio 4 Way Speakers 32
$1,095.00
VINTAGE 1978 TANNOY MODEL M3000 CLASSIC MONITORS FRESH SURROUNDS CLEAN

VINTAGE 1978 TANNOY MODEL M3000 CLASSIC MONITORS FRESH SURROUNDS CLEAN
$2,799.95
Vintage Antique Western Electric 7A Condenser Box Tester 1917

Vintage Antique Western Electric 7A Condenser Box Tester 1917
$1,200.00
Vintage Mcintosh C 11 Tube Preamplifier Nice

Vintage Mcintosh C 11 Tube Preamplifier Nice
$1,499.00

We can all use some extra money from time to time, especially in the current economic climate. Seasoned veteran collectors of vintage electronics can put their vast knowledge bases to good use to find items to sell at places such as eBay. The thriving vintage electronics section on eBay is the perfect meeting place for buyers and sellers, keen to either find a dream piece, or make some extra cash.

According to eBay's pulse, which offers a "...daily snapshot of current trends, hot picks, and cool stuff on eBay..." the most popular searches in the vintage electronics category are:

1.     altec
2.     jbl
3.     pioneer
4.     marantz
5.     fisher
6.     mcintosh
7.     western electric
8.     sansui
9.     jensen
10.    turntable

As we can clearly see high-end audio equipment dominates this list. Clearly audiophiles are making use of eBay to add to their collections.

Whilst many of us will not have direct access to a wide array of vintage electronics, there are many options for finding potentally profitable pieces. A common port of call are friends and relatives who might not be aware that they are sitting on a valuable piece. Many people will have a family member, or acquaintance, with a basement stuffed full of electronics that have been replaced by newer models. A quick proft sharing agreement later and you might just find a goldmine at your fingertips.

Don't miss the chance to search for vintage electronics at thrift shops, garage and estate sales. There are many hidden gems to be found with just a little persistence. Another alternative way to find vintage electronics is to advertise for them. Simply take out a classified ad on a site such as Craigslist that says you buy vintage electronics for cash. Whilst you will get some time wasters, you will be amazed at some of the calls you get offering items which you can easily "flip" for a profit.

One might look out, for example, vintage amps, old 8-track players, or even calculators from the 1970s or 1980s. Also be on the look out for books and manuals about these items. You may not find a piece worth thousands every day, but with a little persistence you will find pieces that will turn a healthy profit.

Vintage computer parts are also increasingly popular. Many people upgrade or replace their computers every few years. The old computers are either thrown away or left to gather dust in a basement until they see the light of day at garage or estate sale. With a little online research one can soon learn to recognise the things that will make money.

Also be on the look out for items such as vintage synthesizers. Minimog synthesizers, for example, can fetch several thousand dollars. Admirers of the Minimoog believe that it's sound sets it apart from all other brands, hence the fact that it can fetch some great prices.

It is also important not to overlook vintage electronic spare parts as a potentially hugely profitable sector. Whilst a particular piece  may be broken beyond repair, it can often be scavenged for parts. Such parts may be hungrily snapped up by eager collectors desperate for that one particular spare part. If we look at altec spares on eBay, for example, we can see the huge range of spare parts available, many of which are picking up some nice bids.

Clearly there is a huge market for vintage electronics. Whether you are seasoned collector, or novice, you can quickly generate a handy cash flow that can soon grow into something more.