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Old 02-06-2021, 11:38 AM
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I have a couple of receivers, speaker sets etc. all older, that I don’t use or want. Nothing great by any means but all functional. Don’t want to throw in landfill and hoping I can donate to some cause or persons that would value them. Thinking AMVETS if they’ll take them.
Any other ideas how to dispose of?
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I had this. I had 12 Think Pad T40 laptops in my closet. A bunch of stereo receivers, speakers, powered subs and what not. The fact of the matter is technology changes and it’s difficult to let go of something that is out of date. Considering those once top of the line laptops can be replaced by an $80 tablet and the component systems I had are replaced by sound bars these days.

I did recycle one of the radios into my shop but that was for the sake of just using it which I rarely do as most of the time I have my 3M Work Tunes on as I am running woodworking equipment.
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If they are in working order, Goodwill is a viable option.
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Originally Posted by fishie1 View Post
I have a couple of receivers, speaker sets etc. all older, that I don’t use or want. Nothing great by any means but all functional. Don’t want to throw in landfill and hoping I can donate to some cause or persons that would value them. Thinking AMVETS if they’ll take them.
Any other ideas how to dispose of?
The problem with old technology is that even though they may still work perfectly, no one wants them for the same reasons you replaced them. If there's any demand for them you'll see them on ebay otherwise drop them at an electronics recycler if there's one nearby.
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Toss them to the right recycler and don't give it a moments thought!
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You could tear them down and strip the copper out of it and recycle the rest
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Recievers can be sold for more than you think. I was looking for one for the garage when mine crapped out and was surprised at how much people are asking. Ended up spending $60 for one. Put it on your favorite sell site and you might be surprised.
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Originally Posted by TheRealMacGyver View Post
Recievers can be sold for more than you think. I was looking for one for the garage when mine crapped out and was surprised at how much people are asking. Ended up spending $60 for one. Put it on your favorite sell site and you might be surprised.
Exactly. Old school receivers have some demand. Some claim the sound is better than the D class amps that many newer units have.
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I had an old pair of klipsch 5.5's speakers that I wanted to get rid of, put a Craigslist ad and listed them for $150 to see if I would get any interest. My phone blew up with calls. Sold them to the first person who called at 7:00am Everyone that called asked why I was selling them so cheap.

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Hold up!!
a member here restores the stuff.....give him a shot....please.

Great day all!!
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These things are great for a workshop or a barn. Just get a bluetooth adapter and green to go!
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Actually you might be pleasantly surprised with its current value. Take pics and put it on eBay!!
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Good lord man, do a google search before throwing your old amps and equipment in the dumpster. Quality equipment can be worth some money.
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Good lord man, do a google search before throwing your old amps and equipment in the dumpster. Quality equipment can be worth some money.
Chit....no kidding! https://www.ebay.com/i/303585631511?...kaAkm6EALw_wcB
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Goggle Mr. Calson's Lab - its an eye opener when it comes to vintage electronics
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If you have a reel to reel - PLEASE PM me!
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If you have a reel to reel - PLEASE PM me!

audio classics usually used reel to reels available. Lots of high end old equipment too.
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Love to know what you have!
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I have a sansui receiver circa 1978 or so.

Thanks for info may have to ressurect it over the newer technincs circa mid to late 90's
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Originally Posted by popeyeiii View Post
If you have a reel to reel - PLEASE PM me!
You would have been drooling over the reel to reel I just sold last year. Tascam 80-8 eight channel recorder. Given to me by a church after doing an audio system upgrade. They never used it and other than dust it looked like new. Had an old fellow that I knew go through it and cleaned it up. Sold it to one of my buddies for $1500 including the five unused reels of 1/2" tape.

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