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Pick up only vintage 70s Altec Lansing SANTIAGO speakers 878A horn 15 theatre

Pick up only vintage 70s Altec Lansing SANTIAGO speakers 878A horn 15 theatre
$1,499.99
2 Marantz Model 1 vintage preamplifiers Audio Consolette 3 12AX7 tubes preamp

2 Marantz Model 1 vintage preamplifiers Audio Consolette 3 12AX7 tubes preamp
$7,900.00
Pioneer Vintage Clear Acrylic HPM 100 Speakers Excellent w Max 200 W X overs

Pioneer Vintage Clear Acrylic HPM 100 Speakers Excellent w Max 200 W X overs
$1,099.99
VINTAGE PAIR OF JBL C38 BARON SPEAKERS WITH D130 075 N2600 1955

VINTAGE PAIR OF JBL C38 BARON SPEAKERS WITH D130 075 N2600 1955
$2,200.00
Vintage Thorens TD 125 LB Long Base Turntable w SME 3012 Tonearm Shure V15 II

Vintage Thorens TD 125 LB Long Base Turntable w SME 3012 Tonearm Shure V15 II
$1,600.00
Vintage Sansui 9090DB Stereo Receiver Fully Serviced

Vintage Sansui 9090DB Stereo Receiver Fully Serviced
$1,175.00
Pioneer SX 1280 Vintage 1978 AM FM Stereo Receiver Excellent Condition

Pioneer SX 1280 Vintage 1978 AM FM Stereo Receiver Excellent Condition
$1,700.00
Vintage Kenwood Receiver  Sansui Speakers in Mint Condition

Vintage Kenwood Receiver Sansui Speakers in Mint Condition
$1,100.00
Vintage Marantz Stereo Equipment Tuner Model 10B Amps Model 9 Model 7T

Vintage Marantz Stereo Equipment Tuner Model 10B Amps Model 9 Model 7T
$25,000.00
Vintage Harman Kardon Citation I Tube Preamplifier Extremely Nice Original Works

Vintage Harman Kardon Citation I Tube Preamplifier Extremely Nice Original Works
$1,799.99
Hh Scott Tube Amplifier Vintage Untested With Tubes 99 c 299 Lot

Hh Scott Tube Amplifier Vintage Untested With Tubes 99 c 299 Lot
$1,000.00
Vintage The Fisher 550T Multiplex Receiver Rare Good Working Condition

Vintage The Fisher 550T Multiplex Receiver Rare Good Working Condition
$1,199.99
Vintage ALTEC LANSING Mono Tube Amp Amplifier A323C nice decals

Vintage ALTEC LANSING Mono Tube Amp Amplifier A323C nice decals
$1,499.00
Vintage University Speakers C 12 HC Dual Voice Coil C 8M Middler T 202 Sphericon

Vintage University Speakers C 12 HC Dual Voice Coil C 8M Middler T 202 Sphericon
$1,595.00
SANSUI 9090DB VINTAGE STEREO RECEIVER PRO SERVICED  Minty  Superb

SANSUI 9090DB VINTAGE STEREO RECEIVER PRO SERVICED Minty Superb
$1,199.00
Vintage Tandberg 3014A Cassete Deck

Vintage Tandberg 3014A Cassete Deck
$2,500.00
Vintage 3M Professional Reel to Reel Recorder 4 Track Heavy MAKE OFFER

Vintage 3M Professional Reel to Reel Recorder 4 Track Heavy MAKE OFFER
$3,799.99
Vintage Pair of Dynaco Dynakit MK III Mono Tube Amplifiers

Vintage Pair of Dynaco Dynakit MK III Mono Tube Amplifiers
$1,000.00
VINTAGE TEAC TASCAM 80 8 REEL TO REEL 1 2 TAPE RECORDER DX 8 DBX

VINTAGE TEAC TASCAM 80 8 REEL TO REEL 1 2 TAPE RECORDER DX 8 DBX
$2,500.00
JBL Olympus vintage legendary speakers excellent shape and excellent working ord

JBL Olympus vintage legendary speakers excellent shape and excellent working ord
$5,000.00
Vintage Early 1950s JBL C55 Double 15 Scoop Single Horn Loaded Cabinet RARE

Vintage Early 1950s JBL C55 Double 15 Scoop Single Horn Loaded Cabinet RARE
$3,500.00

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.