By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
February 25, 2018 1:43am CST
I was hoping to have the second JBL C-46 done by today, but I keep finding small areas that need work, so I have to keep on plugging. The owner knows that I won't have this speaker done this weekend, and he's cool with that. His plan is to keep them for a few months for "bragging rights," and then sell them for about $2500. I think I have all of the missing veneer replaced now. All I have to do is smoothe things out, oil it up, and then add a protective coat of Watco Danish Oil. He took the other one home a couple of weeks ago. I'll only charge $240 for both speakers. This is a labor of love. I want to get as many of these "older" high quality speakers back into listening rooms as I can while I'm still here.
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• Redlands, California
You also have to take in the fact you do not know how much he paid for the original speakers. Usually it is a steal for the person if they are wise about such things where original owners probably do not know, though,. Still cool he was still fair about the price. That is why if you every watched Pawn Stars they always ask, "How much did you pay? They are looking to see if they can low ball the person so to speak also. Why most people should not answer that. Its always good though to be fair all around for those financially comfortable but if poor never answer how much you paid. Not to sound like a hypocrite.
• Redlands, California
Hells yeah buddy. Love to hear that stuff. Hate people who jack up the price because they think someone is going to make a huge profit off of stuff like that. Called being fair and how a small entrepreneurial businesses stay in business. Now all we have to do is teach the rest of corporate America.
• Walnut Creek, California
A part of my reasoning is that I want this to be profitable for everyone, and for the speakers to be back in use. With some speakers I refinish (Large Advents, for example), they sell for only about $250/pair. If the owner picked them up at a yard sale, or on Craigslist, for $80, and I charge $100 for the restoration, then there's only a $70 profit window left for them, should they decide to sell them.
Wow ...I can understand your feelings dear friend @TheHorse! It looks that this work what you are doing is more of a passion for you than a work to earn money! I like people like you who bring a lot of joy in the life by restoring those one time champions back to enjoy now! Thanks! God bless!