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What is my stereo equipment worth?

A Marantz 2270 Stereo Receiver

Stereo resale value varies wildly.  From vintage McIntosh tube amplifiers that might be worth two thousand dollars or more, to modern A/V equipment that the sale of which would barely cover lunch.  There was a massive sea change around 1980 that changed way mainstream home audio was made. Build quality went down in order to keep prices down during the economic downturn of that time.  Generally, components made after 1980 have a much more modest value.  There are exceptions of course.  

If you'd like to see if we are interested in purchasing your gear, send us a message.  

Selling your equipment directly to an individual

Just as with a used car, if you intend to get the most money, you will need to sell your equipment to an individual.  If you chose to sell directly, you'll need to do some homework.  For some price references, checking sold listings on eBay are probably the easiest guideline to use.  Don't confuse this with asking prices.  All too often, these are unreasonably high.  Instead, search for your make and model, select "sold listings".  Note that unrestored amplifiers and receivers are often listed as "for parts or repair" with no return.  Recapped and restored amplifiers and receivers usually have a significantly higher value.   

You can also check up to five items for free in the Audio Bluebook. An alternative Bluebook is located hereOnce you have a price, the options are many.  Craigslist and eBay of course, but there are other options like Facebook Marketplace, Audiogon, and US Audio Mart

Selling To Us


We buy select receivers, amplifiers, speakers, and turntables.  The good news is that we don't even expect the amplifiers, receivers, and turntables to work.  We're going to put them through our restoration process anyway.  They just needs to be in reasonably good physical shape.  Missing knobs, bent faceplate corners, engraved identification, hazy dust covers, will all reduce greatly what we can offer.  Speakers should be in good physical condition with no blown drivers

If you are willing to accept a modest offering, and the knowledge that your equipment will be renewed and will find a happy new home is meaningful to you, please contact us.

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