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Old 07-28-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Yes
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Rather than google, I choose to ask you.

I have a recent hankerin' for some good, old-fashion vinyl. I want something new (or used in good shape), but I don't want some huge monstrocity of a sound machine. I just want a small, simple, affordable record player.
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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I know that even as of a few years ago Best Buy still sold a couple relatively inexpensive models.

They may sell even more now, as it seems they're making a come back.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:59 PM
 
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Went there today. They have 2 models, but both are USB recorders (so you can transfer music from albums to your CPU) and start at $160.

I am just looking for a record player. No USB ports, or fancy modern amenities. A simple record player will suffice. Any thoughts, anyone?
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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Sears.com has a Sony just a basic one for $100...

Looks like there is a similar used one in Columbia, IL on Craigslist for $40: Sony Record Player (http://stlouis.craigslist.org/ele/766042449.html - broken link)
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Ummm,,, eBay?
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:13 PM
 
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Oscottscotto.Double H here, got a couple tips for you. Usually. when one goes into Circuit City or Best Buy isn't where one usually goes for turntables but they do sell them. Another retailer is Radio Shack. They are not the high end variety units but brand names in the $85 to $100 range. Another source would be your music stores that sells used albums. Two that come to mind are Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records in St. Louis. A lot of collector shops are dealing in used turntables these days and if these stores don't handle them they would certainly know the independent retailer dealing in used and new equipment that would.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Woods of Missouri with many Critters
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Hi, I was cruising around ebay for some items and noticed that there are many record players. all prices, play 45's, 78's, etc. Check it out, you may find what you are looking for.
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:07 PM
 
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Ebay is indeed a good source if you can pick them up cheap. Don't forget the belts on those belt drive units and cartridges and needles. Even budget turntables need maintenance from time to time. That is why I suggested looking to a local stereo gear shop. Some turntables suggest changing every 1000 hours, some 750. A mid range price turntable is fine even on your audiophile pieces (half speeds, superdiscs, 180 gram reissues), but you want to stay on top of protecting your vinyl.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:16 AM
 
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Two that come to mind are Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records in St. Louis.
Didn't even think of VV, and I live a mile from there and my wife works on the loop . Where is Euclid records?
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