Buyer's Guides


This Buyer’s Guide focuses on buying a second hand turntable, from eBay

That said, you can apply most of the advice here to any online service in most parts of the world and for varying types of hi-fi equipment.

There’s plenty of advice here but I also want to hear your hints and tips too, your experiences and any advice you add to the Comments section.

I look forward to hearing from you.

To see the video, click the image below…

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  • Reply
    john keenan
    9th September 2020 at 4:59 pm

    i want to take the time in giving 2nd hand purchasers of turntables a big heads up and warning, on eBay steer clear of a Mr ********* of ******** do not purchase any items from him more importantly an **********, he tried to rip me off with a faulty ********* claiming it was in full working order when in fact it was not then tried to not pay refund until i had paypal into it also tried to get out of it i had to infact threaten both him and paypal with legal litigation, i did some background checking on him he defrauded several others on different selling platforms and scammed an old man in the ******** of England

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      Paul Rigby
      10th September 2020 at 9:51 am

      OK John and anyone else reading this, I can’t publish this sort of thing, accusing others of criminal actions. No matter how true and deserved they might be. I myself will be on very dodgy ground if that happens because I have no knowledge of the case and the protagonists involved. Hence, *I* could be charged with slander and/or defamation by the accused by publishing the accusations. By all means, express yourself via your own platform if you have the proof and materials to back your case but please don’t bring them here, to this site. It’ll do me no good at all.

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        John Keenan
        10th September 2020 at 10:27 am

        I just don’t want others undergoing treatment as I have, I felt it was my duty to let you all know, it’s not as if it’s liable it’s factual but hey if you can’t for legal reasons fair enough

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          Paul Rigby
          10th September 2020 at 10:53 am

          Thanks for understanding, John.

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    Ian From Berks
    9th September 2020 at 5:23 pm

    I would feel safer buying a Rega second hand from a private individual, as for an LP12….

    Quoth The Raven

    Came very close to buying a Michell Syncrodec just prior to Lockdown, whilst it would have been a private sale I know that Michell still service their equipment

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      10th September 2020 at 9:45 am

      Hi Ian – yes, that’s a good point. Some outfits continue to support their older models. Very useful indeed.

  • Reply
    10th September 2020 at 9:51 am

    Hi Paul , I think you have just been a victim of predictive texting or that is a very Freudian slip.

    I think it should stay

    My view is that if you get an item serviced by the likes of Michell or from Salisbury and factor that in against today’s prices it is very good value

    Best wishes

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      10th September 2020 at 10:01 am

      Hehe – I’ve only just noticed that Ian. Yes, mugged by the spell checker. I’ll change it in case it might confuse someone in the future but…you do have a point 🙂

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