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Vintage Pioneer SX 1250 and Pioneer PL 520 Stereo and Record Player Turntable

Vintage Pioneer SX 1250 and Pioneer PL 520 Stereo and Record Player Turntable
$1,395.95
Vintage Turntable Kenwood KP 07M vs Micro Seiki Japanese version of KD 07M MINT

Vintage Turntable Kenwood KP 07M vs Micro Seiki Japanese version of KD 07M MINT
$1,200.00
VINTAGE AMPEX AG 350 355 400 2 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER STUDIO PREAMPs

VINTAGE AMPEX AG 350 355 400 2 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER STUDIO PREAMPs
$1,199.00
Cartrivision Vintage Recorder Deck New Old Stock RARE

Cartrivision Vintage Recorder Deck New Old Stock RARE
$1,300.00
Ampex Vintage reel to reel AG 350

Ampex Vintage reel to reel AG 350
$1,499.00
AMAZING Vintage ProAc super tower HIFI stereo speakers 90dB valvenaimquadlinn

AMAZING Vintage ProAc super tower HIFI stereo speakers 90dB valvenaimquadlinn
$1,499.99
Vintage Garrard 301 51400 2 Turntable w Grado Wooden Tonearm

Vintage Garrard 301 51400 2 Turntable w Grado Wooden Tonearm
$2,195.00
MCINTOSH MC 2505 POWER AMP VINTAGE

MCINTOSH MC 2505 POWER AMP VINTAGE
$1,199.00
1982 VINTAGE Sony KV 1217 Trinitron CRT Color TV Mint In Box Museum Holy Grail

1982 VINTAGE Sony KV 1217 Trinitron CRT Color TV Mint In Box Museum Holy Grail
$1,000.00
vintage speakers

vintage speakers
$1,800.00
Vintage Klipsch La Scala LS BR Loudspeakers Pair

Vintage Klipsch La Scala LS BR Loudspeakers Pair
$1,600.00
KLIPSCH HERESY II 2 SPEAKERS NEAR MINT in ORIG BOXES VINTAGE AUDIOPHILE

KLIPSCH HERESY II 2 SPEAKERS NEAR MINT in ORIG BOXES VINTAGE AUDIOPHILE
$1,499.00
Vintage Spica Angelus Speakers 8 Ohms Two way Floor Standing Loudspeakers

Vintage Spica Angelus Speakers 8 Ohms Two way Floor Standing Loudspeakers
$1,295.00
VINTAGE HP 9821A Programmable Calculator w Original ManualsCassette Tapes Etc

VINTAGE HP 9821A Programmable Calculator w Original ManualsCassette Tapes Etc
$2,499.99
Pair of Yamaha PC5002M Vintage Power Amplifiers

Pair of Yamaha PC5002M Vintage Power Amplifiers
$2,999.99
MARANTZ 2330B SEE VIDEO VINTAGE STEREO RECEIVER SERVICED

MARANTZ 2330B SEE VIDEO VINTAGE STEREO RECEIVER SERVICED
$1,499.00
Vintage Altec Lansing Valencia 846B Voice of the Theatre Speakers REDUCED

Vintage Altec Lansing Valencia 846B Voice of the Theatre Speakers REDUCED
$1,050.00
Vintage Altec Lansing Valencia 846B Voice of the Theatre Speakers

Vintage Altec Lansing Valencia 846B Voice of the Theatre Speakers
$1,000.00
Pair of Large Vintage ELECTRO VOICE The Empire Speakers 15TRXB Drivers 50s

Pair of Large Vintage ELECTRO VOICE The Empire Speakers 15TRXB Drivers 50s
$1,000.00
McIntosh MAC 4100 Vintage Stereo Receiver

McIntosh MAC 4100 Vintage Stereo Receiver
$1,056.00
Infinity Reference 25 Vintage Stereo Main Speakers

Infinity Reference 25 Vintage Stereo Main Speakers
$1,000.00

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.