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Postby bullittman281 » 22 Feb 2011 06:38

Hello,
Is $60 US a good deal on a pawn shop Pioneer PL-400?
Please let me know.

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PL 400 for $60 at Pawn Shop

Postby Duano416 » 22 Feb 2011 17:02

They go for over $100 on Ebay consistantly. I have the one I originally purchased in 1980 - still going strong! I would take it if all appears to be working. Good luck!
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Postby bullittman281 » 23 Feb 2011 03:56

I passed on it. The needle (stylus??) was smashed and local parts would have put the price at $100. So good or bad I passed. I don't think it was much of a deal with it needing parts.

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Postby Duano416 » 23 Feb 2011 16:49

I agree with you - passing on it was probably a good bet. I am looking for another PL-400 for a friend of mine. At the risk of bidding against you, you may want to set up a google alert for PL-400 and you will get an email anytime PL-400 is mentioned on the net. That is how I was alerted of your question! I get alerts when a PL-400 is on Ebay. I noticed you are in Norhtern Colorado...How's your vinyl collection? Got anything you want to trade? Good luck on your search!!
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Postby bullittman281 » 23 Feb 2011 19:27

No worries. I ended up with a tuned up and functioning BIC 940. I don't know where it stands compared to the pioneer but its all dialed in, with a new stylus. $75 from a local repair shop. I don't know it it was a bargain or not but thats what I've done. The bic sounded good when I was looking at it so i know it works good.

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