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Hello From Belgium !

Discussion in 'Introducing myself' started by Soxbrother, Sep 13, 2017 at 1:14 PM.

  1. Soxbrother

    Soxbrother New Member

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    Hello everybody,

    I'm from Belgium and I was looking for a vintage walkman
    because of nostalgic feelings and then I remembered this forum.

    I don't own a walkman anymore,
    but I do own a :

    Sony MD Walkman
    Portable MiniDisc Recorder
    MZ-R2

    Which is still in superb shape !!

    But for now I'm looking for that Aiwa P02 MKII or P07/F07
    from Back To The Future or similar model.

    Greetings,
    Soxbrother
     
  2. Boodokhan

    Boodokhan Well-Known Member S2G Supporter

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    hello soxbrother
    welcome aboard. The AIWA walkman you are looking for its hard to find in decent price range but hope you find it soon.
     
  3. Soxbrother

    Soxbrother New Member

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    I know, the prices on some of them are insane :scratch2:
    ( There's an Aiwa P02 MKII on ebay for 1000 dollar)

    But I would be fine with an Aiwa P07 or F07 as well.
    I found an F07 on the German Ebay website for 295 €,
    but there's something wrong with it ( like in most cases, there's most always something not working )
    The seller says "HS-F07 not working (need a new drive belt?!), but good condition"
    But what if it's not the drive belt but something else that maybe can't be fixed ?
    That's alot of money for something that isn't even working...

    What is your thought on that ?
    Is it worth the risk ?

    Above all I want a working walkman.

    If it was just for display purposes, I wouldn't mind that much, but I want it to work as well.
     
  4. Boodokhan

    Boodokhan Well-Known Member S2G Supporter

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    I would not buy that walkman

    If you are paying a lot of money for a specific walkman it must be in good working condition.

    changing the belt is something those sellers know how to do but why not doing it????

    anyway, it is just my personal opinion. Be patient and you will find the right walkman.
     
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    Soxbrother New Member

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    Would you say in your experience, that a walkman is always repairable,
    for example if the problem is something else than the belt ?

    For example if you buy 100 defective walkmans,
    how much of them can be fully restored ?
     
  6. Boodokhan

    Boodokhan Well-Known Member S2G Supporter

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    This is a complicated question my friend.
    But if you want a simple answer, my answer will be: "depends".

    1- depends on the person who receives them. for example if the buyer is @Sergi or @renzgi or @Doctor Walkman or @bub or @mihokm .. then most of those walkmans will be fixed
    If the buyer is me only about 20 percent will get fixed :lollegs:

    2- depends on the condition of the walkman. even in experts hands still some units cannot be recovered/restored due to the lack of spare parts.
     
  7. Soxbrother

    Soxbrother New Member

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    That makes sence.
    Thanks for the info.
     

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