Overpriced Vintage Equipment: You've gotta be kidding me!

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Marcsten

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Looking at this Sansui, I think I am in the wrong line of work!! There was a related link for a 7001, that looks like its been left out in the rain adn hit by a car. The listing honestly says only three of the four channels work in 'aux' mode and nothing else is tested. The price? $600!!! I have one in my basement that looks mint, plays out of all four channels but the matrix decoders are messed up so you get a squealing noise whenever you switch it on. As a (small-isa) quad amp and receiver it works fine. I would not have asked half what this person is asking. Has everyone lost their minds????
 

bob.stek

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QRX-9001 for $5749 USD. Highway robbery!

There are bargains to be found. Nearly 2 weeks ago I posted this:

I recently moved to the area and found that a computer store near me (Computer Specialist | Naugatuck, Connecticut | Computer World) also repairs and resells vintage audio equipment - walls full of them! I almost immediately noticed the Sansui. I'm happy with my Surround Master V2 and will eventually get one of my CD-4 demodulators working again so I have no real interest in the QRX-9001. Just thought I'd let folks here know that the receiver is available - he mentioned that he was looking for around $900.

1360 New Haven Road, Naugatuck, CT 06770
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ar surround

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Bigger box then... Outback that M.F.
I like big boxes.....
Me too. An SMv3 Ultra with five nice big blue VU meters. Yes, it will cost more than a little blue eyed monster, but the cool factor has value, @chucky3042 .

Also, the meters will show an excellent visual reference on what’s going on, especially with the rears compared to the fronts.
 

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Looking at this Sansui, I think I am in the wrong line of work!! There was a related link for a 7001, that looks like its been left out in the rain adn hit by a car. The listing honestly says only three of the four channels work in 'aux' mode and nothing else is tested. The price? $600!!! I have one in my basement that looks mint, plays out of all four channels but the matrix decoders are messed up so you get a squealing noise whenever you switch it on. As a (small-isa) quad amp and receiver it works fine. I would not have asked half what this person is asking. Has everyone lost their minds????
In our area there once was a big time real estate developer-J.C. Nichols- whose motto was " a customer is never happy until they feel they've paid too much". Worked for him!
 

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I'm one of those watchers. I got to see if it ever sells for that amount. 😁
Well, it sold. Anyone know how much? I had asked the seller if there were any service records, and he basically said no. Im about to sell a few of these, recapped wirh mods for much much less than what hes asking! That unit will surely need servicing unless it was kept in a cryogenic container for 40+ years! :) I hope the purchaser is happy because it will certainly sound better with the original box and packing materials 😂
 

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Looking at this Sansui, I think I am in the wrong line of work!! There was a related link for a 7001, that looks like its been left out in the rain adn hit by a car. The listing honestly says only three of the four channels work in 'aux' mode and nothing else is tested. The price? $600!!! I have one in my basement that looks mint, plays out of all four channels but the matrix decoders are messed up so you get a squealing noise whenever you switch it on. As a (small-isa) quad amp and receiver it works fine. I would not have asked half what this person is asking. Has everyone lost their minds????
Some people see something vintage and think its worth all the money - especially if its in nice physical condition. I dont believe that the seller even tested it, or even knows anything about audio. I see it all the time on the bay. Same goes for cartridges.
 

par4ken

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As crazy at it sounds, sometimes if you raise the price of an item that's not selling someone will bite. Crazy that some equate high price with value. I am and always will be a bargain hunter myself, and would never fall for such tactics. One would expect that most grossly overpriced items will never sell but one never knows! A fool and his money, a fool is born every minute!
 

ar surround

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Well, it sold. Anyone know how much? I had asked the seller if there were any service records, and he basically said no. Im about to sell a few of these, recapped wirh mods for much much less than what hes asking! That unit will surely need servicing unless it was kept in a cryogenic container for 40+ years! :) I hope the purchaser is happy because it will certainly sound better with the original box and packing materials 😂
It’s relisted, so it didn’t sell. Something must have happened between the time it “sold” and payment. Buyer must have reneged...
 

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It looks like that $5700 Sansui wasn't sold after all. It's been relisted on eBay. :cautious: Someone maybe have a change of heart?

I've noticed something, too. There are a LOT of vintage quad receivers on eBay recently. Since I was looking for one and set up alerts, I've seen a lot of recent postings. I think maybe the downturn in the economy and hard times for some have forced the sales? Most aren't listed cheap either. Here are just a few (Sansui and Pioneer, where I had setup alerts)

Sansui 9001s LIKE NOS- Sansui QRX 9001 MUSEUM QUALITY Best Quad Quadraphonic Receiver 2 BOXES | eBay
Vintage Sansui QRX-9001 Quadrophonic Amplifier BUNDLE (Rare, Seller Refurbished) | eBay

Sansui 9001 in the UK Vintage Sansui QRX-9001 Quadraphonic Integrated Stereo Receiver / Amp / RARE / | eBay

Sansui 7001s Sansui QRX-7001 1974 Quad AM FM Stereo Receiver TESTED & CLEANED - Works Great! | eBay
SANSUI QRX 7001 STEREO RECEIVER 4 CHANNEL VINTAGE WORKING BUT READ | eBay
Sansui QRX-7001 1974 Quad AM FM Stereo Receiver TESTED & CLEANED - Works Great! | eBay

Pioneer QX-949A in Canada Pioneer QX-949A AM/FM Four Channel Stereo Receiver | eBay

Pioneer QX-949As Pioneer QX-949A Quadraphonic 4 Channel Stereo Receiver | eBay
and Pioneer QX-949A Quadraphonic 4 Channel Stereo Receiver USED Original | eBay

That seems like an awful lot -- and those are only two that I get in my alerts.
 
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