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From Italy With Love..

Discussion in 'Gallery' started by Brutus442, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Brutus442

    Brutus442 Well-Known Member S2G Supporter

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    What can I say. I'm done.

    I now have my last remaining grail in my hands. Did I find it ? No. The only thing I did was complain about how tough it was to find for a reasonable price. I truly figured that this last piece of my addiction would escape my grasp.

    So I thought. It started from a simple message from our member Samovar. He simply said "If something comes from Japan, just accept it."

    Now the curiousity meter is off the charts. I have to wait for a mystery package from the land of the Rising Sun. Weeks pass and still nothing but a pleasant message from Nikonfoo saying that the package has cleared Canadian Customs. I don't want to leave the house in case it comes, but a few days pass, still nothing. Customs is doing their best to cause a heart attack.

    Then one night I'm heading out for working and almost trip over a large package. I grab it and take it to work to open it as soon as I arrive. Work can wait!
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    Oooh the Kleenex I wanted has arrived!
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    The heart's beating REALLY fast now..the Boss is searching for me IMG_6685.JPG
    After yelling out a few loud expletives the Boss catches me...and stays to watch me open it! IMG_6687.JPG
    A beautiful Sony-CFS-99! I cannot get this bubble wrap off fast enough! IMG_6688.JPG
    Damn this thing is huge, but now I have to put it away so I can get to work....not without hiding away and snapping a few pics on the phone so I can ogle it on break...
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    Took it home the next morning and began to really play with it. Note the Japanese FM range.
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    Then I took it outside for some nice Toronto summertime pics. There's 20cm's of sunshine in these photos
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    I can't thank Samovar enough for this. I'm sure I'd have never found it and moaned on an on about it. However I now have this last remaining piece of my "must have" list in my hands and playing with it constantly.

    This community is one of a kind. Samovar...thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm sending some genuine Toronto snow via courier to you as I have too much of it and would like to share it.

    P.S. This became an expensive thread to post. I cracked my wife's glass side table while shooting the pictures. So when (If?) the snow melts I'm on the hook for a new beverage table. Who cares...I have my Energy 99 now!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Patron

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    Congrats, Great find man, got to admit is one of my wanted list , only with full fm range.
     
  3. T-ster

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    A Sony CFS-99 ! Beautiful box and what a legend Sal is, a real gent. Not just for the gift but he is a general all round thoughtful, helpful kind soul. And a gift to you Geoff couldn't end up with a nicer bloke.
     
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    samovar Well-Known Member

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    Happy to read that my little present made its way to your turf in one piece! Sharing the joy of a friend who finally finds his grail is a unique experience. And Geoff (brutus442), like the other Geoff (nikonfoo) deserves the best. He's a wonderful person and a soulmate.

    So enjoy your "Energy" my friend. I'll be waiting for the Torontonian snow you've just shipped. I have been missing it ever since I came back home a year and a half ago...

    (And Tre: thanks so very much for your very kind words. I hope one day to help you too fulfill your dreambox dream).
     
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  6. lupogtiboy

    lupogtiboy New Member

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    That is one cool looking box! And a lot of love there! Massive kudos to all involved!

    Brutus442 - where do you work? Very industrial looking and interesting, good location for photos of boomboxes!
     
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    ...a plain W O W !

    if you ever take this beauty back to work don't forget a bicycle-lock, because i'm sure boss has licked blood now and would like to get his own one :nodding:
     
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  8. Brutus442

    Brutus442 Well-Known Member S2G Supporter

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    I work a water filtration plant and during my break I went for a wander and took some photos. It's a wonderful location that serves as a great backdrop for some photos. I'll upload a few others I've taken there later tonight or tomorrow.

    Thanks all and a VERY special thanks to Samovar.
     
  9. samovar

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    A very special thanks to brutus442, a magnificent guest and an even better friend. Those who followed my Torontonian thread in 2016 on the old site know how much I and Geoff (and Tony Cruz; where has the man from Barry gone? I haven't seen him here for ages!) enjoyed our mini meets on the other side of the pond (for me).

    The time we spent together was fantastic, and there's no substitute for it but repeating the experience one day, either in Europe or again in the Americas. A present is but a signpost, a token, a sign: something that stands for something else. In its material existence it tries to capture the ineffable: the time we spent together, renewing friendship, chit-chatting of our common passion, enjoying a beer.

    Hence our habit of exchanging gifts in Christmas time. In my country we have a saying on the occasion of an anniversary. We say, "a hundred of these days", of course wishing the experience be repeated for a century. A present is always short of something, since it will never be the thing it stands for. That's why this Christmas I chose the Energy; its number, in the Sony CFS series, is in fact 99.
     

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