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Vintage JBL Custom Speaker Cabinets 375 LE15A 2202A 2405 H93 N7000 N1200

Vintage JBL Custom Speaker Cabinets 375 LE15A 2202A 2405 H93 N7000 N1200
$5,000.00
Pioneer HPM 150 Vintage Speakers Nice

Pioneer HPM 150 Vintage Speakers Nice
$1,299.99
2 Vintage 1940s RCA BA 4C MI 11223 B Broadcast 6L6 Tube Monitor Amplifier Pair

2 Vintage 1940s RCA BA 4C MI 11223 B Broadcast 6L6 Tube Monitor Amplifier Pair
$2,275.00 (31 Bids)
KEF Reference Series Model 107 Vintage Speakers

KEF Reference Series Model 107 Vintage Speakers
$1,799.00
MCINTOSH C 22 original vintage tube pre amp in fantastic shape

MCINTOSH C 22 original vintage tube pre amp in fantastic shape
$3,050.00 (2 Bids)
Telefunken ECC803S Vintage Tube  Tube Socket

Telefunken ECC803S Vintage Tube Tube Socket
$1,150.00
Audio Research SP9 MkII Stereo Tube Preamplifier Vintage

Audio Research SP9 MkII Stereo Tube Preamplifier Vintage
$1,400.00
Vintage Yamaha NS1000 Studio Quality Monitor Speakers 1 home use owner from new

Vintage Yamaha NS1000 Studio Quality Monitor Speakers 1 home use owner from new
$1,200.00
Vintage Marantz Model 7 Amplifier  HH Scott AM FM Receiver

Vintage Marantz Model 7 Amplifier HH Scott AM FM Receiver
$1,691.00 (22 Bids)
vintage western electric 444a tube stc w5 2gd tube traveling wave tubes rare

vintage western electric 444a tube stc w5 2gd tube traveling wave tubes rare
$1,299.99
Vintage MARANTZ MODEL 1 Pair Preamplifier Amplifier Amp Works with Power Supply

Vintage MARANTZ MODEL 1 Pair Preamplifier Amplifier Amp Works with Power Supply
$1,125.00 (17 Bids)
Vintage McIntosh MC240 Stereo Tube Amplifier Serviced and Working

Vintage McIntosh MC240 Stereo Tube Amplifier Serviced and Working
$1,525.00 (5 Bids)
VINTAGE PIONEER CT F1250 CASSETTE TAPE DECK SPEC

VINTAGE PIONEER CT F1250 CASSETTE TAPE DECK SPEC
$1,000.00
Vintage McIntosh MC275 Stereo Power Amplifier w Original Owners

Vintage McIntosh MC275 Stereo Power Amplifier w Original Owners
$2,000.00 (12 Bids)
Vintage 1972 73 Linn Sondek Lp12 ser  1268 with SME series III tonearm

Vintage 1972 73 Linn Sondek Lp12 ser 1268 with SME series III tonearm
$1,300.00
VINTAGE FADA MODEL 799 TELEVISION RECEIVER TV SET AND IMAGE PROJECTION UNIT

VINTAGE FADA MODEL 799 TELEVISION RECEIVER TV SET AND IMAGE PROJECTION UNIT
$1,100.00
Vintage Pioneer SX 1250 MONSTER Receiver 200 WPC Fully Restored Excellent Cond

Vintage Pioneer SX 1250 MONSTER Receiver 200 WPC Fully Restored Excellent Cond
$1,350.00
Vintage Acoustic Research AR1 U Single Speaker  Working Cones

Vintage Acoustic Research AR1 U Single Speaker Working Cones
$1,034.99 (3 Bids)
VINTAGE MARANTZ 2325 RECEIVER

VINTAGE MARANTZ 2325 RECEIVER
$1,150.00
Vintage Electro Voice PATRICIAN 800 Hi Fidelity Speakers in IMMACULATE condition

Vintage Electro Voice PATRICIAN 800 Hi Fidelity Speakers in IMMACULATE condition
$10,300.00 (21 Bids)
ALTEC 614 PAIR OF VINTAGE CABINETS WITH 421 16LF SPEAKERSTHEY SOUND FANTASTIC

ALTEC 614 PAIR OF VINTAGE CABINETS WITH 421 16LF SPEAKERSTHEY SOUND FANTASTIC
$1,575.00

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.