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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. drlivingston

    drlivingston Senior member

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    I can't remember if that multi-colored jacket is from 1993 or 1994?
     


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    92 Stadium Games Cookie PWING Dope Ass PoLO Windbreaker
     


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    I have been too busy to hit the thrifting very hard lately. However, i left the office early today and was rewarded with this 1978 Kenwood KA-6100 integrated amplifier. The lights worked but i couldnt hook it up in the store. So I drove home, cleaned it up, and sprayed deoxIT on the pots. Holy cow what a great, warm, full sound and awesome aesthetic. Major audio upgrade. Thanks for the advice @Nataku.
     


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    I'm not sure, I thought 93, but I can't remember.

    Gonna camp tomorrow, she said more stuff from that guy is coming out in the morning. We shall see
     


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    No time to make a full post right now, but a pretty cool stop last Friday. Nothing mind-blowing but some people here will definitely appreciate it.

    also, huge thanks to @Nataku . He's hooking me up big time with a ton of dress shirts. FINALLY found some nice ones that fit, and they happen to be from my doppleganger with expensive taste that lives in LA. Fit pics eventually. [​IMG]

    Edit: also, how do we edit our signatures now? can't seem to find it.
     
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    go to your profile and scroll down to the bottom to edit your sig

    to go to your profile you can just hover over your handle on this page to "View Profile"
     
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    ahhh. [​IMG]
     


  10. Letric

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    NICE BRO!

    Vintage Kenwoods are solid systems. I'm rockin a KT-5300 Tuner and KA-3500 amp. They work and sound great! I actually have 2 of the KT-5300 Tuners. Been hoping to find another amp to pair it with, but I already have too much electronics lol. Let me know if you need a nice Kenwood tuner to match that amp, I'd be happy to set you up with this spare!
     
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  11. jumpman1231

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    So a quick story to explain my first forum fit pic....
    About 2 years ago my middle son had to go through 3 brain surgeries to remove brain tumors over the course of 3 months. In doing so he ended up being nominated for a make a wish trip. It was wonderful and they were amazing. He's doing well now. That being said they held a fundraiser tonight at arrowhead stadium with many of the KC Chiefs and other not poor people for make a wish fundraiser in which he was one of their sponsored kids for the event. Fun event met some great people but here's a fit pic with Chiefs qb alex smith.

    Suit: burberry London its windowpane but can't tell from here
    Shirt: rlpl royals blue white pinstriped
    Tie: brioni
    Shoes:not pictured walnut colored ae
    Pocket square: hand made by wife
    Family: kind enough to let me be apart of their group [​IMG]
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  12. drlivingston

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    Admittedly, I am extremely weak in the area of electronics thrifting. I am sure that there is a ton of junk out there. However, I probably pass up a lot of great stuff as well. Is there any type of basic buyer's guide or is it just product knowledge picked up through the years?
     


  13. Letric

    Letric Senior member

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    I would say there are a couple rules of thumb with electronics thrifting. I pay close attention to these:

    - Vintage Pioneer, or the newer / fancier Pioneer Elite.
    - Vintage metal-front Amps and Tuners.
    - Made in Japan stuff.
    - Really heavy things.
    - Klipsch Speakers, especially the R-series.
    - Really heavy, well made, solid speakers (that's how I found my Thiel CS1.2's)
    - Turntables from Pioneer / Technics... tons of other brands, but im a turntable noob.
    - Turntables with heavy metal construction.

    When in doubt... Do a quick eBay search and etc. And ALWAYS make sure to test things in the store... or be able to return it. Some things are worth a gamble if cheap enough, and some things are worth it just for parts or to fix up (like that Technics SL-1700 table I just picked up).
     
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    I know that I passed up a Klipsch surround sound set-up on Friday. They wanted $200 for the whole thing, towers, center channel, etc. I just wasn't feeling brave. If I owned a television, I would probably be more inclined to buy something like that.
     


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    @Letric +1.

    Also, anything with rack handles is probably something decent. Also, in most cases, the more knobs, dials and switches, the better.

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