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MINT Vintage McIntosh MAC 4100 Receiver INCREDIBLE Sound + Condition AMAZING

MINT Vintage McIntosh MAC 4100 Receiver INCREDIBLE Sound + Condition AMAZING
$1,599.99
Marantz 2325 flagship receiver vintage 70s with Wood sleeve 125wpc

Marantz 2325 flagship receiver vintage 70s with Wood sleeve 125wpc
$1,100.00
Vintage Klipsch Cornwall Loudspeaker 1974 Oiled Walnut Local Pickup

Vintage Klipsch Cornwall Loudspeaker 1974 Oiled Walnut Local Pickup
$1,299.00
Vintage Klipsch Loadspeaker Systems La Scala LS BR EUC 1978 ALL ORIGINAL

Vintage Klipsch Loadspeaker Systems La Scala LS BR EUC 1978 ALL ORIGINAL
$2,199.99
Vintage McIntosh XRT 20 Isoplanar Speaker

Vintage McIntosh XRT 20 Isoplanar Speaker
$4,800.00
Vintage JBL L55 Speakers One Owner Sequential Serial numbers Excellent

Vintage JBL L55 Speakers One Owner Sequential Serial numbers Excellent
$1,000.00
VINTAGE AR3 AR 3 SPEAKERS HIFI RARE LOW SERIAL NUMBERS ACOUSTIC RESEARCH

VINTAGE AR3 AR 3 SPEAKERS HIFI RARE LOW SERIAL NUMBERS ACOUSTIC RESEARCH
$3,499.99
VINTAGE KEF 107 2 REFERENCE SEREIES

VINTAGE KEF 107 2 REFERENCE SEREIES
$1,849.00
Sharp Pair Vintage Yamaha NS 1000M Speakers With Boxes

Sharp Pair Vintage Yamaha NS 1000M Speakers With Boxes
$1,250.00
Marantz 2270 Vintage Stereo Receiver Serial Number 3005 Champagne Engraved

Marantz 2270 Vintage Stereo Receiver Serial Number 3005 Champagne Engraved
$1,499.99
Pair of Vintage Cerwin Vega VH 36 3 Way PA DJ Speakers LOCAL PICK UP PHILAPA

Pair of Vintage Cerwin Vega VH 36 3 Way PA DJ Speakers LOCAL PICK UP PHILAPA
$1,000.00
VINTAGE MCINTOSH C28 PRE AMP  MC2505 AMPLIFIER COMBO W CASES SOUNDS GREAT

VINTAGE MCINTOSH C28 PRE AMP MC2505 AMPLIFIER COMBO W CASES SOUNDS GREAT
$1,795.00
Vintage 1978 Nakamichi System One

Vintage 1978 Nakamichi System One
$1,000.00
Vintage DBX SF 1A Soundfield Speaker System PAIR floor standing

Vintage DBX SF 1A Soundfield Speaker System PAIR floor standing
$1,500.00
VINTAGE OLD SAN FRANCISCO GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE EXPOSITION WORLDS FAIR RCA RADIO

VINTAGE OLD SAN FRANCISCO GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE EXPOSITION WORLDS FAIR RCA RADIO
$1,795.00
Vintage MCINTOSH C20 Pre Amplifier In Working Order w Tubes  Case SEE VIDEO

Vintage MCINTOSH C20 Pre Amplifier In Working Order w Tubes Case SEE VIDEO
$2,650.00
Vintage 1930s Jensen M18 Field Coil Loudspeakers Nr Mint Pair Western Electric

Vintage 1930s Jensen M18 Field Coil Loudspeakers Nr Mint Pair Western Electric
$27,000.00
Vintage Match Pair of AMPEX TRIAD Hi Fidelity Mono Block Amplifiers EL34 EZ81

Vintage Match Pair of AMPEX TRIAD Hi Fidelity Mono Block Amplifiers EL34 EZ81
$1,099.99
Vintage Klipsch Chorus Speakers

Vintage Klipsch Chorus Speakers
$1,000.00
matched pair vintage RCA MI 3231A studio tube preamp very rare 1603 37 1930

matched pair vintage RCA MI 3231A studio tube preamp very rare 1603 37 1930
$2,800.00
Vintage Frazier CAT76 Large Format Coaxial Horn Loudspeaker System

Vintage Frazier CAT76 Large Format Coaxial Horn Loudspeaker System
$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.