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Beautiful 1960 Vintage AR3 Home Stereo Speakers One Owner All Original
Beautiful 1960 Vintage AR3 Home Stereo Speakers One Owner All Original
$1,250.00 (3 Bids)
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PAIR OF VINTAGE ALTEC 1568A TUBE POWER AMPLIFIERS EL 34 TUBES
PAIR OF VINTAGE ALTEC 1568A TUBE POWER AMPLIFIERS EL 34 TUBES
$1,200.00
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Vintage 1972 HP 35 V1 Red Dot Calculator Complete Set
Vintage 1972 HP 35 V1 Red Dot Calculator Complete Set
$1,050.00 (2 Bids)
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Vintage Marantz 2385 Receiver with LED UPGRADE 370 wattsGood Working condition
Vintage Marantz 2385 Receiver with LED UPGRADE 370 wattsGood Working condition
$1,499.00
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FANTASTIC VINTAGE ALTEC LAGUNA 830A STEREO FLOOR SPEAKER
FANTASTIC VINTAGE ALTEC LAGUNA 830A STEREO FLOOR SPEAKER
$1,200.00 (1 Bid)
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New Vintage Pair 845 SET Tube Mono Block Power Amplifier Great Working Condition
New Vintage Pair 845 SET Tube Mono Block Power Amplifier Great Working Condition
$2,286.00
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Vintage Car Record Player Philips GA 101 New Old Stock Rare German 45 player
Vintage Car Record Player Philips GA 101 New Old Stock Rare German 45 player
$1,600.00
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 26m
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One Western Electric WE 728B 728 B 12 Vintage Speaker All Original
One Western Electric WE 728B 728 B 12 Vintage Speaker All Original
$4,150.00
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Altec Lansing vintage tube mixer amplifier
Altec Lansing vintage tube mixer amplifier
$1,500.00
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Pair VTG Braun Ads L810A Speakers + Orig Stands Hifi Ar Klh Walnut Dieter Rams
Pair VTG Braun Ads L810A Speakers + Orig Stands Hifi Ar Klh Walnut Dieter Rams
$1,000.00
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JBL L300 SUMMIT CLASSIC VINTAGE FLAGSHIP SPEAKERS PRO REFURBISHED XCLNT
JBL L300 SUMMIT CLASSIC VINTAGE FLAGSHIP SPEAKERS PRO REFURBISHED XCLNT
$2,995.00
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vintage marantz 2130 tuner
vintage marantz 2130 tuner
$1,225.00
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Vintage Fisher SA 1000 Amp Professionally tested  repaired
Vintage Fisher SA 1000 Amp Professionally tested repaired
$3,999.00
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Acoustic Research AR 1 Vintage Speaker SN14292 Altec 755a 8 Western Electric
Acoustic Research AR 1 Vintage Speaker SN14292 Altec 755a 8 Western Electric
$1,125.00 (4 Bids)
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Vintage PAIR Altec 604 16 HPLN 15 Duplex Speakers both shown tested working
Vintage PAIR Altec 604 16 HPLN 15 Duplex Speakers both shown tested working
$1,649.95
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Vintage Mcintosh MC 30 Tube Amp Rare McCurdy Edition Ex Condition Ex Sound
Vintage Mcintosh MC 30 Tube Amp Rare McCurdy Edition Ex Condition Ex Sound
$1,798.00
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Klipsch Epic CF 4 Vintage Loudspeakers
Klipsch Epic CF 4 Vintage Loudspeakers
$1,200.00
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JBL L220 Vintage Speaker Systems
JBL L220 Vintage Speaker Systems
$1,750.00
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Vintage Scott LK 72 B 2 Integrated Tube Amplifier in Great Wroking Condition
Vintage Scott LK 72 B 2 Integrated Tube Amplifier in Great Wroking Condition
$1,086.00
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Vintage JBL 150 4c Woofers
Vintage JBL 150 4c Woofers
$2,100.00
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Vintage 1969 AMPEX ASR100 Amplifier Radio Tuner 2 CH 39 Watts each Tested RARE
Vintage 1969 AMPEX ASR100 Amplifier Radio Tuner 2 CH 39 Watts each Tested RARE
$1,849.00
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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.