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Single Vintage Western Electric 754B 12 Phenolic Speaker Working Great

Single Vintage Western Electric 754B 12 Phenolic Speaker Working Great
$3,800.00
Rare Vintage Burroughs Nixie Vaccum Tubes B 7971 With Sockets and Driver Boards

Rare Vintage Burroughs Nixie Vaccum Tubes B 7971 With Sockets and Driver Boards
$1,200.00
VINTAGE MCINTOSH MX110Z TUBE PREAMPLIFIER GREAT CONDITION TUNER DO NOT WORK

VINTAGE MCINTOSH MX110Z TUBE PREAMPLIFIER GREAT CONDITION TUNER DO NOT WORK
$1,995.00
Vintage Altec Lansing A7 VOTT 2 Way 511B Horn Theatre Loudspeakers Matched Pair

Vintage Altec Lansing A7 VOTT 2 Way 511B Horn Theatre Loudspeakers Matched Pair
$1,499.95
Tannoy D700 Series 2 Speakers Clean With Original Boxes Cherry Vintage

Tannoy D700 Series 2 Speakers Clean With Original Boxes Cherry Vintage
$1,999.99
Vintage MARANTZ MODEL 8 Tube Amplifier WORKING

Vintage MARANTZ MODEL 8 Tube Amplifier WORKING
$2,199.00
Vintage AR 1 AR1 Acoustic Research Speaker Tested Single

Vintage AR 1 AR1 Acoustic Research Speaker Tested Single
$2,199.00
Vintage pioneer Am Fm Receiver Model SX1280 BIG

Vintage pioneer Am Fm Receiver Model SX1280 BIG
$2,400.00
JBL L100 Vintage Pair Speakers with Original Grills Consecutive SNs Nice

JBL L100 Vintage Pair Speakers with Original Grills Consecutive SNs Nice
$1,053.33
Vintage Friden EC 132 CRT Calculator Free Shipping

Vintage Friden EC 132 CRT Calculator Free Shipping
$1,099.98
Vintage Harman Kardon CITATION II 2 Stereo Tube Power Amplifier

Vintage Harman Kardon CITATION II 2 Stereo Tube Power Amplifier
$1,800.00
McIntosh MC240 Vintage Tube Power Amplifier New Tubes

McIntosh MC240 Vintage Tube Power Amplifier New Tubes
$2,300.00
Fisher President Model 9014 Vintage stereo console in excellent condition

Fisher President Model 9014 Vintage stereo console in excellent condition
$2,500.00
Vintage Turntable KENWOOD KP 7010 MINT

Vintage Turntable KENWOOD KP 7010 MINT
$1,100.00
Vintage Marantz 7T Preamplifier Professionally serviced with wooden case

Vintage Marantz 7T Preamplifier Professionally serviced with wooden case
$1,449.00
VINTAGE REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK REVOX B77 NICE

VINTAGE REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK REVOX B77 NICE
$1,500.00
Vintage Sansui QRX 999 Quad AM FM Stereo Receiver Black Face 9001 2

Vintage Sansui QRX 999 Quad AM FM Stereo Receiver Black Face 9001 2
$1,250.00
vintage speakers

vintage speakers
$1,800.00
Vintage Nakamichi DRAGON cassette deck

Vintage Nakamichi DRAGON cassette deck
$1,799.99
Vintage Sansui SR 929 Turntable

Vintage Sansui SR 929 Turntable
$1,100.00
Vintage Hilton SS 200  AC300 Solid State Turntables with 3 Speakers 2 Stands

Vintage Hilton SS 200 AC300 Solid State Turntables with 3 Speakers 2 Stands
$1,500.00

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.