We purchase select stereo receivers, amplifiers, separates, and turntables from the 1950’s through the early 1980s. We also purchase select speakers and turntables, both vintage and modern.
We gladly accept donations, and we have been fortunate in having a number of good hearted patrons who simply want to help us keep the doors open, and to find a new home for their audio equipment. These folks have our sincere gratitude.
Electronics need not be in working condition. They must be complete and in good cosmetic condition. We can overlook some cosmetic issues for certain items, but this will definitely impact what we can offer.
It usually is best to contact us before making the trip.
The equipment does not need to be in working condition, but it should be in good physical condition.
Austin Stereo primarily purchases the following items. If you have any questions, please contact us first.
- Analog stereo receivers and amplifiers from the 1950’s to the early 1990’s.
- Bookshelf and monitor sized speakers, as well as select full range floor standing speakers
- Vintage and select current model audiophile turntables
- Vacuum Tube receivers and component amplifiers
How much do we pay?
Each vintage piece that we sell must be put through the same restoration process as we do with our customer service gear. We are constantly approached by sellers looking for used retail. Just as a car dealer would not pay retail for your car, nor will we for your audio equipment. If your goal is to get the highest price for your gear, we suggest Craigslist, Ebay, and Audiogon.
We do not purchase Surround sound or A/V receivers or digital audio components, portables, car audio, CD/DVD players, tape decks, audio processors, or equalizers. We also do not purchase jukeboxes, console stereos, or (with extremely few exceptions) “all in one” table top stereo systems. With very few 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 route them to the appropriate recycler.
We do not purchase tape decks of any kind.