Yearly Archives: 2013

13 tips for Craigslist sellers: use some common sense!

Craigslist sellers take advantage of a great worldwide classified ads site that doesn’t cost them a penny.  Yet many of these sellers make things so frustrating for buyers, that many buyers pass up items due to the wonky terms some … Continue reading

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Walker CJ55 Reboot

After many years I have finally found a replacement belt for my Walker CJ55 turntable.  I have had to order it in from the UK, at far less cost than a couple of US vendors who wanted $25 or more … Continue reading

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Cartridge Hopping

I was waiting for the day this would happen: the stylus on my Shure V15 Type V has finally worn out.  (Amusingly, this is the first stylus for that cartridge I ever wore out–I managed to damage the brittle cantilever … Continue reading

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Tired of the Windows 8 Hate

Maybe my opinion is unpopular, but for the life of me, I can’t quite understand all the hate toward Windows 8.  Yes, the new start screen is not all that great.  But the way I use a computer may be … Continue reading

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Selling a Sony rear-projection LCD HDTV?

I’ve been perusing local “for sale” listings for Sony rear-projection LCD TVs.  Built in the mid 2000s, most of these sets failed due to an overheated blue LCD module (and often, the accompanying polairzer) within the optical block.  The symptoms … Continue reading

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