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Cable Company Contracts
We just passed the one year mark in our new home and I see that my cost for bundling our cable needs have just gone up. I have come to the conclusion that cable companies offer you a temporary, discounted rate to start, hoping that you will set it... 
CD no more produced?
Just FYI, most thrift stores and consignment stores (even Goodwill stores) stock CDs at cheap prices, usually less than two dollars. I recently found Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall” still sealed in plastic, for forty cents each... 
Tekton Design's new THE PERFECT SET equals "goosebumps time"
A previous responder wrote, “There are a couple of issues that jump out to me immediately. The manufacturer (Tekton) chooses to sell direct and has no distribution network.” And further, “This business model is good at cost constraint, but suffers... 
What responsibility does a seller have to tell a customer an item has been serviced?
Look, once you buy used stereo equipment, you own it. Looking for a reason to void the sale, like the screws had been turned indicating that repairs had been done, is childish. If you think you made a mistake, or realize you really can’t afford it... 
What responsibility does a seller have to tell a customer an item has been serviced?
Actually, this post reveals nothing (that’s right, nothing) about who to buy from and who not to buy from. After reading the responses, it seems clear that most believe that buying used equipment, especially vintage used stereo equipment is an “as... 
What responsibility does a seller have to tell a customer an item has been serviced?
Elizabeth’s suggestion of a plaque to commemorate this horrible transaction is hilarious (LOL)! 
Tekton Design's new THE PERFECT SET equals "goosebumps time"
OH NO, not another Tekton thread (complete with fanboy testimonials)! Please Tekton, just pay for an ad here.  I’m no hater, just trying to understand why there are suddenly so many threads, complete with gushy testimonials about Tekton products. ... 
What responsibility does a seller have to tell a customer an item has been serviced?
This post is the definition of “caveat emptor,” or is it simply buyer’s remorse. In any case, the OP is expecting too much from a simple stereo transaction. We all have similar stories, but to answer your question, if the piece functions well then... 
Is anything better than the Accuphase T-100?
You can google, “Tuner Information Center” and you will find reviews of almost every tuner made. Remember, that it’s just someone’s opinion but very useful if you are making a serious analysis. FWIW, if I recall, it purports that a vintage Kenwood... 
Take a chance on Piegas?
Used speakers, even well-known major brand speakers, sell for a fraction of their original MSRP. My advice would be to spend that $3K budget on a used pair. You’re very smart to consider resale value in advance. Big brands, at big discounts, are w... 
I’m going thru McIntosh he!!
FWIW, my experience with an MVP 871 is similar. I bought it as a demo from Magnolia. Due to its age, McIntosh refused to honor the warranty that had been promised by Magnolia. Magnolia did cover it for repairs and we sent it back twice. The bottom... 
It was 50 years ago today....
Say what you want, but I doubt that there will ever be another band which such universal appeal. Fifty plus years later and we’re still listening. I’m not really a fan of their early cover songs, but Rubber Soul, Revolver, Abbey Road and the White... 
Agon is now a retail outlet.
None of this is news. I have done many transactions here, always buying, and I have not had a bad experience. This site probably, well definitely, has been taken over by retailers. But, there are serious audiophiles selling their stuff here as wel... 
8 track CRUSHES CD,Vinyl and everything else!!!
I agree that cassettes are a great medium. That probably explains why Nakamichi cassette decks are one of the few used stereo components where prices are escalating. 
Dragon, RX-505 or DR-2 ?
I sold my CR-7A probably 15 years ago as well, and my Dragon and ZX-9 too sometime later. I regret selling any of them. The good news is that they’re all still available somewhere on the internet. You just have to accept that you have to dig a lit...