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just remember that decent audio doesn't have to cost the earth - especially if you can make the enclosures etc yourselves. Decent class D amps can be had for a few dollars from China, and once you switch the input caps out they can sound amazing (but you have to be careful - there is also a lot of junk there too...)
Heck. Snipe used. People are offloading gear all the time on local Craigslist. For the same buck you can get far better gear used than new.
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Heck. Snipe used. People are offloading gear all the time on local Craigslist. For the same buck you can get far better gear used than new.


I just grabbed up a pair of towers for $20 off CL. They're Jensen (meh), but for $20 I wasn't going to complain. I'm supposed to pick them up Friday.

So I support the above message.
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I just grabbed up a pair of towers for $20 off CL. They're Jensen (meh), but for $20 I wasn't going to complain. I'm supposed to pick them up Friday.

So I support the above message.
Hhehe...this weekend I grabbed an older Sony STR-DE995 receiver, Kenwood SW300 powered woofer, 2 Bose 100 speakers, and a stack of cabling (including some Monster-brand TOSLINK)...for $50. I spent about that in gas and ATM fees.
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Hhehe...this weekend I grabbed an older Sony STR-DE995 receiver, Kenwood SW300 powered woofer, 2 Bose 100 speakers, and a stack of cabling (including some Monster-brand TOSLINK)...for $50. I spent about that in gas and ATM fees.
The thing with buying used off craigslist is:

1. Buying used is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.

2. I don't want to get murdered to death by a crazy.
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The thing with buying used off craigslist is:

1. Buying used is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.

2. I don't want to get murdered to death by a crazy.
1. But for $50, if you get 1 decent bit of kit it's worth a little risk. Like buying a lotto ticket - the outlay is small, but you stand to win big.

2. Live a little! Take a risk! Buy a stab vest! Sure there must be some available on Craigslist...
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The thing with buying used off craigslist is:

1. Buying used is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.

2. I don't want to get murdered to death by a crazy.
1. That's why you look and test out the equipment before you exchange cash for it. It also doesn't hurt to call them on the phone first, to get a feel for what they sound like. The guy with my towers is an older gentlemen, and he claims that they don't have a scratch and they work beautifully. Now I'm obviously going to go over them with a fine tooth comb before I give him cash for them....but I've NEVER experienced a liar on Craigslist with stuff like this. Uninformed...yeah several times. But never a liar.

2. See below.

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1. But for $50, if you get 1 decent bit of kit it's worth a little risk. Like buying a lotto ticket - the outlay is small, but you stand to win big.

2. Live a little! Take a risk! Buy a stab vest! Sure there must be some available on Craigslist...
Yes, get a stab vest off Craigslist!

Seriously though, there's very little risk on CL. If you're uncomfortable, meet in a very public place then.
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