Vintage Electronics

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1 BROCINER UL1 TUBE VINTAGE POWER AMPLIFIER KT66 ECC82 TELEFUNKEN ACROSOUND

1 BROCINER UL1 TUBE VINTAGE POWER AMPLIFIER KT66 ECC82 TELEFUNKEN ACROSOUND
$1,200.00
Sansui AU 20000 Amplifier Vintage Amp Very Rear

Sansui AU 20000 Amplifier Vintage Amp Very Rear
$1,449.00
2 BROCINER UL1 TUBE VINTAGE POWER AMPLIFIER KT66 ECC82 TELEFUNKEN ACROSOUND

2 BROCINER UL1 TUBE VINTAGE POWER AMPLIFIER KT66 ECC82 TELEFUNKEN ACROSOUND
$1,200.00
McIntosh MX 117 Stereo Tuner Preamp Vintage Near Mint

McIntosh MX 117 Stereo Tuner Preamp Vintage Near Mint
$1,034.00 (3 Bids)
Vintage MARANTZ MODEL 2 Tube Mono Amplifier Amp Preamp Works Good

Vintage MARANTZ MODEL 2 Tube Mono Amplifier Amp Preamp Works Good
$3,300.00 (12 Bids)
Vintage Marantz Model 10B Stereo FM Tuner Tube Audio Project

Vintage Marantz Model 10B Stereo FM Tuner Tube Audio Project
$1,299.95
VINTAGE MCINTOSH 240 TUBE AMP

VINTAGE MCINTOSH 240 TUBE AMP
$1,500.00
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 JBL Ampex 375 Drivers

Vintage JBL Ampex 375 Drivers
$1,525.00 (10 Bids)
Vintage Mcintosh Power Amplifier MC2125

Vintage Mcintosh Power Amplifier MC2125
$1,200.00
Vintage Mc Intosh 2205 Power Amplifier

Vintage Mc Intosh 2205 Power Amplifier
$1,900.00
1950s vintage corner cabinet speaker with JBL Electrovoice components

1950s vintage corner cabinet speaker with JBL Electrovoice components
$1,200.00
Vintage JBL speakers model 4331 B professional studio

Vintage JBL speakers model 4331 B professional studio
$1,990.00 (3 Bids)
JBL L200B Monitor Speakers Vintage Beautiful

JBL L200B Monitor Speakers Vintage Beautiful
$1,900.00
Vintage McIntosh MC 240 MC240 Stereo Audio Tube Amplifier NICE

Vintage McIntosh MC 240 MC240 Stereo Audio Tube Amplifier NICE
$1,906.00 (26 Bids)
Vintage Krell KSP 7B Audiophile Quality Stereo Pre Amp

Vintage Krell KSP 7B Audiophile Quality Stereo Pre Amp
$1,059.00 (31 Bids)
Joseph Grado Vintage Signature HP 1000 Headphones VERY RARE VERY NICE

Joseph Grado Vintage Signature HP 1000 Headphones VERY RARE VERY NICE
$1,076.00 (16 Bids)
Vintage Tannoy 10 inch Monitor Golds in 1970s Japanese Cornetta horn cabinets

Vintage Tannoy 10 inch Monitor Golds in 1970s Japanese Cornetta horn cabinets
$2,500.00
Vintage JBL c50 type vertical speakers

Vintage JBL c50 type vertical speakers
$1,250.00
pair Vintage JBL C34 Harkness Speakers D130A 175DLH N1200 Great Sound 9 10

pair Vintage JBL C34 Harkness Speakers D130A 175DLH N1200 Great Sound 9 10
$2,999.00 (1 Bid)
Recently Serviced Vintage Marantz 2385

Recently Serviced Vintage Marantz 2385
$1,400.00

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.