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Vintage Telefunken TAB V76s Tube Preamp

Vintage Telefunken TAB V76s Tube Preamp
$2,750.00 (3 Bids)
Vintage Nakamichi DRAGON Cassette Deck Recorder Player Auto Reverse Works Great

Vintage Nakamichi DRAGON Cassette Deck Recorder Player Auto Reverse Works Great
$1,650.00
Vintage Jensen 135 Speaker from Capehart 405A Model 1284

Vintage Jensen 135 Speaker from Capehart 405A Model 1284
$1,526.00 (11 Bids)
2 Vintage McIntosh MC 30 Amplifiers very rare and in excellent condish

2 Vintage McIntosh MC 30 Amplifiers very rare and in excellent condish
$2,100.00
RARE Vintage Kenwood KL 10000Z 400 Watt 6 way Flagship Stereo Speaker System Set

RARE Vintage Kenwood KL 10000Z 400 Watt 6 way Flagship Stereo Speaker System Set
$1,250.00
VINTAGE 1977 PIONEER SX 1980 MONSTER RECEIVER

VINTAGE 1977 PIONEER SX 1980 MONSTER RECEIVER
$1,150.00 (7 Bids)
Altec Lansing 755A Vintage 8 inch Speakers matched pair

Altec Lansing 755A Vintage 8 inch Speakers matched pair
$1,691.00 (20 Bids)
Concept 165 Vintage Stereo Receiver Working Condition

Concept 165 Vintage Stereo Receiver Working Condition
$1,025.00
Rare Vintage Marantz 1 mono tube pre amp

Rare Vintage Marantz 1 mono tube pre amp
$3,000.00
JBL L300 Vintage Speakers

JBL L300 Vintage Speakers
$3,900.00
VINTAGE JBL APOLLO C 51 SPEAKERS with JBL LX5 crossover network EXCELLENT

VINTAGE JBL APOLLO C 51 SPEAKERS with JBL LX5 crossover network EXCELLENT
$2,499.99
Pair Vintage Tannoy Monitor Type LSU HF 12L Red 12 Loudspeakers w Cabinets++

Pair Vintage Tannoy Monitor Type LSU HF 12L Red 12 Loudspeakers w Cabinets++
$1,085.69 (3 Bids)
Vintage Mc Intosh 2205 Power Amplifier

Vintage Mc Intosh 2205 Power Amplifier
$2,000.00
VINTAGE MC INTOSH MR 78 TUNER

VINTAGE MC INTOSH MR 78 TUNER
$1,150.00
Buchla Dual Matrix Mixer Model 205 Vintage Original

Buchla Dual Matrix Mixer Model 205 Vintage Original
$2,000.00
vintage PIONEER D 23 4 Way Electronic Active Crossover Network SPEC AWESOME

vintage PIONEER D 23 4 Way Electronic Active Crossover Network SPEC AWESOME
$1,000.00
Fairchild 255A Amplifier Vintage Tube Amp

Fairchild 255A Amplifier Vintage Tube Amp
$1,499.00
Vintage Spica Angelus Speakers Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms Upgraded Made in USA

Vintage Spica Angelus Speakers Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms Upgraded Made in USA
$1,400.00
Crown Stereo Equipment 3 Vintage Crown Components

Crown Stereo Equipment 3 Vintage Crown Components
$1,250.00
MCINTOSH C 22 original vintage tube pre amp in fantastic shape

MCINTOSH C 22 original vintage tube pre amp in fantastic shape
$3,999.99
Sansui GX 5 Audio Rack MA 7 TU 217 AX 7 AU 710 SC 3110 fully loaded rare vintage

Sansui GX 5 Audio Rack MA 7 TU 217 AX 7 AU 710 SC 3110 fully loaded rare vintage
$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.