VMPS Speakers For Sale...!

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davidc1

Re: VMPS Speakers For Sale...!
« Reply #1280 on: 9 Oct 2021, 07:22 pm »
Son of a gun!!!

I just bought these for $500!!

I live in CA, he's in Georgia....how the heck am I gonna get them home?





VMPS Audio Super Tower III SE/R - (Duluth, Georgia)  $500

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224632375417





"VMPS Audio Super Tower III SE/R Speaker

Currently in use, it is in good condition. Retail price : USD$13,000.00

It is not packed in wooden boxes, only thick cloth packaging, and only local pick-up is allowed."

ZAKski288

Re: VMPS Speakers For Sale...!
« Reply #1281 on: 10 Oct 2021, 02:49 am »
Nice speakers David, It called a long long road trip. Ah just look at it as, You get to see the other half of the
United States.  I almost bid and I’m 11hours away. Good Luck

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Re: VMPS Speakers For Sale...!
« Reply #1282 on: 10 Oct 2021, 11:57 am »
Fly to Georgia, rent a U Haul van, drive home, be happy.  Or hire a custom shipping service to pack and ship them, not UPS.  I suspect the item wasn't sold, the listing was removed.

JakeJ

Re: VMPS Speakers For Sale...!
« Reply #1283 on: 10 Oct 2021, 12:49 pm »
Frieghters & Craters is one company.  I've also heard (read) Old Dominion is a good quality shipper but I don't think they provide crating.

Google shippers that specialize in handling antique furniture and will crate the speakers.  Will not be cheap and if it were me (in my younger days) I would likely go with Letitroll's plan because it would be way more fun.

davidc1

Re: VMPS Speakers For Sale...!
« Reply #1284 on: 10 Oct 2021, 03:19 pm »
Fly to Georgia, rent a U Haul van, drive home, be happy.  Or hire a custom shipping service to pack and ship them, not UPS.  I suspect the item wasn't sold, the listing was removed.

No, the bidding ended yesterday at about 12pm. I was the only one that bid. I was flabergasted. Didn't think I was gonna get them, so I didn't think anything about how to get them here.

Here's the listing. Scroll to the bottom of the page.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224632375417?nma=true&si=pATzFBlrkYxJ%252FYV2sj0xCYE6fyY%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

davidc1

Re: VMPS Speakers For Sale...!
« Reply #1285 on: 10 Oct 2021, 03:27 pm »
The roadtrip I would ordinarily do, I'd just take a couple of use it or lose it PTO days. But, my mom is in hospice...it would really such if something happened to hear in the 4-5 days involved. Flights to Atlanta are cheap! Astonishingly only $50-100. Do airlines ship stuff like this back? I'm sure I'd pay an oversize baggage fee...but do they do it?

Some shippers using something called Shipley have already contacted me. Seems to be a place were the transport people sort of bid for jobs. First one was about $2k. Several more came through and they kept decreasing the prices like a bidding war. The latest was just over $1000. But, I haven't looked into how it all really works.

davidc1

Re: VMPS Speakers For Sale...!
« Reply #1286 on: 10 Oct 2021, 03:32 pm »
Also, it appears these speakers that were listed on eBay on put up in this thread are the same as the wood grain is identical to the left speaker. Does anybody know anything about these?

Can you view archived eBay stuff anywhere?


https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=122314.msg1808975;topicseen#msg1808975

davidc1

Re: VMPS Speakers For Sale...!
« Reply #1287 on: 10 Oct 2021, 08:18 pm »
Looks like these are the same ones as well.

Anybody know anything about their history?

https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649628668-vmps-super-tower-iii-ser/

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Re: VMPS Speakers For Sale...!
« Reply #1288 on: 10 Oct 2021, 08:41 pm »
Frieghters & Craters is one company.  I've also heard (read) Old Dominion is a good quality shipper but I don't think they provide crating.

Google shippers that specialize in handling antique furniture and will crate the speakers.  Will not be cheap and if it were me (in my younger days) I would likely go with Letitroll's plan because it would be way more fun.

FWIW, the quote to ship a pair of RM40s from CA to NJ was almost $1K ~5 years ago.

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Re: VMPS Speakers For Sale...!
« Reply #1289 on: 14 Oct 2021, 12:17 am »
DavidC1

If it gets to be too much for your desires, I’d be interested in buying them from you. I live in upstate SC and am only half day away. I know it’s not likely, just throwing it out there.

Steven

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Re: VMPS Speakers For Sale...!
« Reply #1290 on: 14 Oct 2021, 01:25 am »
Congrats!  I almost bid on those as well, but decided last minute to pass as I didn't see making the trip down to pick them up any time soon.  Plus, I already have a pair in my basement waiting to be worked on:)  Good luck with them, and please share how they work out for you!

davidc1

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« Reply #1291 on: 16 Oct 2021, 06:40 pm »
DavidC1

If it gets to be too much for your desires, I’d be interested in buying them from you. I live in upstate SC and am only half day away. I know it’s not likely, just throwing it out there.

Steven

I will keep you in mind if things don't work out. I haven't told my wife yet...so who knows?! lol

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Re: VMPS Speakers For Sale...!
« Reply #1292 on: 17 Oct 2021, 05:12 pm »
....I haven't told my wife yet...so who knows?!....

Chortle.