I am after some second hand Hi-Fi. An suggestions on the best web sites to look through? I want Vienna Acoustics speakers so I guess it needs to be pretty high end ones.
Sony CDPX3000ES Transport
Cyrus 8xpd QX
Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grand
Not enough CDs
I mean't 'any' suggestions...
Gumtree, the hifi for sale site is worth a visit, Ebay obviously, but much is overpriced tat there these days and the independent dealer network is worth checking out too. Check out the BADA Marketplace and the Mountain Snow sites which collate all of their dealers ex-dem or used gear in one convenient location. For high end stuff, Midlands Audio Exchange, Jordan Acoustics and Audio Emotion are three of probably many!
Onkyo TX-8050 / Tannoy Revolution DC4 / Marantz SA7001-KI / Apple TV 3 / Sony PS3 320Gb / Denon DVD-3930
There is another forum of the Audio Visual persuassion which has a classifieds section, although we're not allowed to mention it here. I've sold and bought hifi via the site with no problems.
Naim Nait XS | Monitor Audio RX6 | J River MC18 | Teac UD-501 DAC | Oppo BDP-105 | Pioneer PDP-LX5090 | Yamaha YSP-4100 | BK XLS300/PR Sub | Chord Odyssey 2
Indeed, I've just sold my CD player & DAC on there. Saved all that Ebay faffing about and Ebay/Paypal fees.
Amplification: Creek Evolution 5350 with Creek Sequel 40 plug in phono stage
Speakers: Epos Elan 30
Sources: Arcam CD17 - Squeezebox Touch - PC via optical into FiiO D3 DAC
Turntable: Rega Planar P3 with Ortofon 2M Blue cart on RB300 tonearm
Various bits of wire supplied by Mark Grant and Van Damme
I recently sold some excellent and very fairly priced tat there
Marantz M-CR603 + AirPlay • Rega R3 loudspeakers • iPhone 5 32GB • iMac • Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390 • Ruark Audio R1 Deluxe • Humax HDR-Fox T2
I note that you do what I do on Ebay, sell at a Buy It Now price, rather than go on as an Auction. The difference in Final Sellers Fees between the two is quite considerable when you are selling kit around the £400/£1000 mark.
Yes, the CD player went in less than 4 hours.
However, although I started my amp (Nait 5i-2) as a 'Buy It Now' for £480 + P&P, for some reason I still had to set a minimum bid price. I set that at £450. Someone then bid and the 'Buy It Now' option disappeared :-(
Ten days later it went for £560 so the extra £80 (over what I originally asked for on BIN) more than covered the fees and with a little left over
I must find out how to set my next sale as BIN only, without the option to turn it into an auction. (I don't sell very often so I think something changed.)
Ten days later it went for £560 so the extra £80 (over what I originally asked on BIN) more than covered the fees and with a little left over
Go through the normal procedures, and once you've done all the description, pics etc. scroll down to the "Choose How You'd like To List Your Item" section. You should have two options; Online auction or Fixed price. Choose Fixed price and take it from there. You can also put in a Best Offer as well if you wish. I think the fees are the same as a BIN.
Call Billy Vee Shop in London. They usually have second hand hi-fi products to sell.
Anyway, Ebay is also a good choice to get nice hi-fi offers. And you are in UK, the easist place in the World to purchase hi-fi gears. I don't know about your budget, but if I had to choose real hi end digital sources and amplification without previous audtioning, I'd try options like Accuphase (Japan), Luxman (Japan), Simaudio (Canada), Classé (Canada), Bryston (USA), Ayre (USA), Krell (USA / except its integrated amps), Naim, Linn, Meridian, ATC and Primare (Sweden) which I consider safe purchases.
Thankfully, I didn't say "...all..."!
Try Kronos AV.
If you see anything interesting speak to David or Gary.
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
I have had success buying and selling on Choice Hi-Fi website and hifi-adverts.
Check out Seven Oaks in Bristol. They had some very nice second hand Vienna Acoustics for sale a week or so ago. I can't remember which model but they were good ones. 0117 974 3727.Very helpful guys!
Central Audio & midland Audio xChange are two that may have something.
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