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Postby ben_smart » Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:09 am

i got this new in the box answering machine from 1983 at goodwill the other day for like 6 bucks. instead of the caller leaving a voice message, they can only leave a numeric message.
i got a 2600 with like 8 games and manuals and a storage box for 6 bucks a few weeks ago.
and last week, i saved a fully functional analog synth from the local music store's garbage. i'm on a roll.
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Postby Eve-Lau » Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:13 am

Wow, I love old analog stuff. You're lucky.
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Postby Adict4DeadMilk » Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:44 pm

I didnt get this at a thrift store but at close enough prices i got a nice Ibanez gsa60 electric. And it is a pretty damn good guitar well anywas i got that and a 10 watt crate amp for 200 from a pawn shop so now if i can get the ernie ball hybrid nickle slinkys (yes i typed that out as if i wer lysdexic) :D and mess with the bridge a bit it will be supreme. Its a pity i left it in alabamy due to lack of a case.
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Postby rexella » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:53 pm

picked up some good stuff at the goodwill today...

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Postby Adict4DeadMilk » Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:08 pm

I got about ten cosby sweaters the other day. They aren't really that important I just wanted to bump this thread it's been a while.
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Postby Seymour Butz » Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:49 pm

I got a case full of inflatable easter rabbits one time for a buck, (I thougt they were worth a buck, so I just left a buck where the box I stole use to be) and blew them up at abreakfast in the cafeteria at skool. Kids are mean! They just came over to me and my bunny population and popped a whole lot of them. They're just a bunch of Jeffrey Dahmer Jrs.
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Postby wad » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:04 am

Wow... this thread rocks. Funny that I should find it just after posting some blather about my searching the Salvation Army for vacuum tube junk over on another thread.
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Postby Cult Leader Lettuce » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:00 pm

Today's Goodwill vinyl:

The Cramps - Gravest Hits (first UK pressing on Illegal Records)
UB40 - Signing Off (UK pressing)
The Smiths - Self-titled (US pressing)
REM - Reckoning (first US pressing, purple vinyl)
Violent Femmes - Self-titled
Gary Numan - Replicas (UK Begger's Banquet pressing)
The Beatles - Live At The Hollywood Bowl (1977 UK Parlophone pressing)
Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground
Howeird Stern - 50 Ways to Rank Your Mother
and last but not least:
The Police - Can't Stand Losing You b/w Roxanne shaped picture disc single

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Postby Creepy_Old_Goat » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:53 pm

Creepy_Old_Goat wrote:I got an old electric guitar that I believe was homemade in the sixties.
Still works just fine... and it has now become my favorite guitar to play.
It's also really frickin' lightweight!


Hey! Wow! I figured out what kind of guitar I gots!
http://harmony.demont.net/model.php?id=646
Mine is red... and was touched up with more red paint by the previous owner which covered up the Airline logo. :?
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Postby Rory » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:20 am

Isn't that Jack White's guitar, also?
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Jack White's crazy "Space-Guitar"

Postby Seymour Butz » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:25 am

I saw Jack White playing this crazy Jimmy Page or Billy Gibbons-esque guitar while the Stripes were on Conan promoting Icky Thump. That's such a bizarrely played song...
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Postby wad » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:01 pm

Just scored a jeweler's workbench for $10 at the Goodwill. A couple weeks ago it was an Epiphone Les Paul (bolt-on neck version) that was missing the bridge, tailpiece, and nut... $20. I just happen to have all the missing parts kicking around in my spare parts bin. I think I'll do a Frankenstein job on it and build some kid of messed-up effects pedal into it. The "Ugly Face" circuit comes to mind, if anybody does DIY effects and junk.
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Postby wad » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:02 pm

Goodwill was good to me this weekend...

Mystery Science Theater 3000 DVD sets 1 and 2... $4 a piece! Set 1 was still sealed in its shrink-wrap.
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Postby ben_smart » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:58 pm

ahh, my thread lives on. went to a flea market and auction last weekend. nothing. then, a couple of days ago, this guy was selling gear real cheap. got 2 57's for 20 bucks each and a huge peavey stage monitor for 20 bucks. pretty sure this guy never heard of the internet.
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Postby mags » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:27 am

I got "The Best Of Bob Newhart" from a box of old tapes donated to my local Cats protection charity shop last week, played it to my son, who loved it as much as i do.
" Defusing a Bomb" is beyond superb, and need I mention "The driving instructor".
The mans a legend. :D :D :D
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