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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2022, 11:20:18 pm »
I'll be there, selling and giving away lots of goodies!
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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2022, 04:10:07 pm »
... and I won't be there to join in the fun.   :(

It's a very long drive.
 

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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2022, 04:43:06 pm »
I will be there relieving people of stuff  :-DD
 

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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2022, 07:53:53 pm »
Any kind of stuff in particular?
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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2022, 09:36:52 pm »
Any kind of stuff in particular?
All sorts - bits out of teardown kit, parts accumulated over the years  & never used,lots of stuff that's not worth ebaying but I can't bear to throw away etc.etc....
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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2022, 04:49:52 am »
Any kind of stuff in particular?
All sorts -
bits out of teardown kit
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parts accumulated over the years  & never used
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lots of stuff that's not worth ebaying but I can't bear to throw away
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etc.etc....
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Must keep SWMBO away from such ideas...!
 

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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2022, 02:34:48 pm »
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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2022, 02:52:07 pm »
Wasn’t terrible. Got a couple of HP test gear chunks and some ham radio books destined for eBay  :-DD

Newbury next…
 

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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2022, 03:22:12 pm »
I see things in that video that I could have seen in Tottenham Court Road, Edgware Road, or Lisle St in the 1960s as war surplus, fresh from the MoD. Interesting to see them recycled once again.
 

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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2022, 07:32:13 pm »
Wasn’t terrible. Got a couple of HP test gear chunks and some ham radio books destined for eBay  :-DD

Newbury next…

T'was good to see you and Robert. Maybe I'll even remember your faces :)

I sold enough crap treasures so that it was cost-neutral including petrol - but I have some more s p a c e now.

Well, that's not quite true. I bought a complete Philips EE8 kit to replace the EE20 I had as a kid, a £1 Griffin and George "turn on the current, Igor" DPDT knife switch for Christmas decorations or whatever, and a £1 probe bag for my second 2465 to marginally increase its sale value.

Apart from that, it looks like Robert and bd got the good stuff. The good stuff appears to have evaporated, presumably to condense on fleabay.

Next is Mendips Microrally. No idea how good it will be since it is up amongst the Pb and Cd mines, but it is too close not to go.
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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2022, 08:03:29 pm »
Likewise  :-+

I saw the Philips EE kit. That looked in good condition. Hope you enjoy.

Didn’t get that much of a good haul. But satisfied.

There was a comedic moment where a poor unsuspecting ham purchased an HP 8640B “untested” for £50. A reasonable figure. As they were unburying it, the extent of how untested it was stuck on the top on a bit of paper. I’ve never seen someone look so glum. Output hybrid amp was fluffed and it had mechanical problems. Almost inevitable.
 

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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2022, 08:49:19 pm »
For the first year ever, I didn't buy a single thing...
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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2022, 09:11:29 pm »

There was a comedic moment where a poor unsuspecting ham purchased an HP 8640B “untested” for £50. A reasonable figure.

You mean there were two of us?!! :)  I bought an 8640B for £40 there, walked 20 yards and found the HP manual with all the mod updates in it for it for £2. Bargain. Both bargains except for the slight issue that the fan goes round but no-one else is at home. Not even any pretty lights. I'm sure it's something simple.....
 
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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2022, 09:27:22 pm »
There were at least three 8640's on that seller's van so hopefully that wasn't you who got the really bad one  :-DD

Hopefully nothing nasty with the gears or ECL logic in there or the nice hybrid amplifier. Just thinking of those things put me off the idea!
 

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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2022, 12:22:52 am »
For the first year ever, I didn't buy a single thing...

I've been to two radio rallies this year and also didn't buy a thing. Like many, I hadn't been to a rally as there hadn't been any and during that time it was useful to sort other things in my life out and not come home with any more 'stuff'. This year I went to the Andover and the Dunstable rallies and just really enjoyed seeing familiar faces, walking around, looking at things and just being in that familiar happy environment. I may go to a few more this year and again, probably won't buy anything really.
 

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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2022, 05:26:41 am »
Newbury was fairly good. Unfortunately some absolute bastard emptied disguised himself as a seller and emptied the place of a lot of decent stuff before anyone got there  >:(
 

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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2022, 08:37:58 am »
I went to Newbury for the first time in years - maybe I wasn't early enough but seemed like almost all of it was utter garbage.   
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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2022, 09:12:07 am »
Newbury was fairly good. Unfortunately some absolute bastard emptied disguised himself as a seller and emptied the place of a lot of decent stuff before anyone got there  >:(

Can you put your hand on your heart and say you've never done that?

No hamfests, no pack drills :)
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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2022, 09:13:51 am »
I never pretend to be a seller and empty the place first  :-DD

I do turn up early though!
 

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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2022, 10:24:13 am »
I never pretend to be a seller and empty the place first  :-DD

I do turn up early though!

The first and third aren quite reasonable. Looking at your "photo" on the left, the second sounds like incompetence or lack of determination  >:D
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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2022, 10:26:05 am »
Mostly lack of places to put the stuff I've obtained at the moment  :(
 

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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2022, 10:28:35 am »
Mostly lack of places to put the stuff I've obtained at the moment  :(

So, lack of dermination, then.

Unfortunately I haven't let lack of space put me off.

(BTW, good luck with your move!)
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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2022, 10:54:15 am »
I think inability to play Tetris any further is the issue. On a positive note it stops me buying expensive impractical things like ancient Marconi signal generators. I did however buy a packing trolley after that inspirational effort at Newbury so will see how long that lasts.

Thank you for the good luck. Going to need it  :(

Oh next one for me is https://mcmichaelrally.org.uk ... 17th July. Usually reasonable. Not as good as Newbury.
 

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Re: Dunstable Downs electronics bootsale (Luton.UK) May 22nd
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2022, 03:09:48 pm »
What's the name of that TV programme where a couple of "professionals" are called in by relatives to help get someone's house in order? I think I'll volunteer myself, and let them convince me my daughter's treasures aren't. But then I remember she will (if they get on with it) be getting her own house soon, and I don't want to miss the pleasure of doing that myself  >:D

I used a packing  trolley to take a box of china a couple of hundred yard from my mother's house to a charity shop. On the pedestrian crossing a wheel fell off, some china tipped onto the road, and broke. Everybody was very patient, and even helped me clear up the shards.

I've never been to the McMichael rally since it would be a 180 mile trip. While I go further to Luton, I couple that with a visit to TNMoC. How does McMichael compare to DDARC?

In the absence of Westrally, my next jumble sale will be Chippenham. Easy for me to get to, but comparatively small.



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