Donating or Selling Your Equipment


We gladly accept donations, and we have been fortunate in having a number of good hearted patrons who simply want to help us keep our doors open.  


We buy stereo equipment

We purchase (with a few exceptions) select stereo receivers, amplifiers, separates, and turntables primarily from the 1950’s through the early 1980s.  


We also purchase select speakers, amplifiers and turntables up to present day models. 

Electronics need not be in working condition.  They should be complete and in reasonably good cosmetic condition.  We can overlook some cosmetic issues for certain items, but this will impact what we can offer.

It usually is best to contact us before making the trip.


Austin Stereo primarily purchases the following items. 

  • Analog stereo receivers and amplifiers from the 1950’s to the early 1980’s.

  • Fine speakers in good condition.  Both vintage and present day models.  

  • Vintage and select current model audiophile turntables

  • Vacuum Tube receivers and component amplifiers

We do not purchase 

  • Surround sound or A/V receivers 

  • Quadraphonic 4 Channel (excluding some Marantz units)

  • Digital audio components

  • Video equipment

  • Portables

  • Car audio

  • CD/DVD players

  • Tape decks (Except select Nakamichi decks)

  • Audio processors, or equalizers.   

  • Jukeboxes

  • Console stereos

  • All in one” table top stereo systems.  (very few exceptions)


With a handful of exceptions, if it has a remote control, digital display, Bluetooth, HDMI, WIFI, or any similar feature, we will not be interested in purchasing it.  We will accept these items from clients as a drop off, and will route them to the appropriate recycler.

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