The Waunakee garage sale day in Spring has always been a huge event. The entire town goes nuts with sales. It has treated me well in recent years. This year being another banner year.
We went out on Friday and I scored big time.
First off I got 4 CD’s all for 2 bucks.
“Bruce Springsteen – Live 1975-85
Now, in all honesty I should have known, but I didn’t recognize this by the cover as being 1 of a 3 disc of a set. Oops. It’s good nonetheless.
“Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine”
Had to. This is the CD that sent me in a whole new direction. Classic. Good road music.
“Rolling Stones – Some Girls”
Classic and perfect for the car.
“Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers”
I have never seen a version like this. The case is oversized.
and there is an actual working zipper on the slide out sleeve.
Turns out this is not an import, but an export. They were produced here in the U.S. for sales in Europe. That is the first time I have run into that. How could I NOT buy this?!
No garage sale would be complete without some vinyl.
“Pink Floyd – The Wall”
I have not only never owned this on CD, I never owned the vinyl either. A) This is a great album. B) It was a steal at 2 bucks. C) It is the last Pink Floyd vinyl I needed. I now have everything from Meddle through The Final Cut. Booyah!
Also picked up a classic Christmas album.
“Bing Crosby – White Christmas”
and a 7″ 33 1/3 simply for the record label. Dookie Records. Had to.
I also picked up 7 wooden crates to put records in.
I walked up and it looked like they were priced $30. Even that wouldn’t have been too bad. I almost bought one for $25 from Amazon. However, the sign actually read $3 each. I was like WHAT?! I bought 6 and they threw in one with a broken bottom slat for free. Amazing.
Then came the thing I almost overlooked.
We stopped in Carriage Ridge for fun and as I passed a table with some largely normal items in a garage a VCR like unit caught my eye. I chuckled to myself thinking that these people were trying to sell a VCR, but as I re-looked at it I had to stop. It didn’t have a slot for a tape. There was a manual taped to the top (always a good sign that whatever it is may have been cared for) and as I approached I could see to my surprise that it was a record player! Not one like I had ever seen. I gave it a cursory glance, then picked it up gingerly and paid the man the 3 dollar asking price. No haggling.
I give you the Sony PS-FL1.
The outside looks odd. Almost like a top loading VCR right?!
This is the coolest thing I have seen EVER in a record player. You press the button on the panel in the front and the plastic view window drops and the turntable slides out !!
DOUBLE BOOYAH !!!
The button to the left of the eject/close button auto lifts and places the arm once the drawer is closed. It is a thing of beauty to say the least.
I was bummed to find out that the needle tip was missing, but, I was able to find a replacement needle in about a minute online for only $15 bucks.
It came in a few short days and I put on the “Pink Floyd – The Wall” and after an initial scare that the speed was messed up (it was actually set on 45 – ha ha ya got me) I was pleased to hear the lilting tones of Mr. Roger Waters.
A totally awesome record player with brand new needle for $18.
Thank you universe!!