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 Post subject: Picnic Gramophone With A Difference !
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:30 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Gramophone With A Difference !
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:59 pm 
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That's one I've certainly never seen before. I can't help but wonder what it weighs, though. Must be a ton!


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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Gramophone With A Difference !
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That's just weird enough to be interesting as a portable... :roll: :?
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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Gramophone With A Difference !
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:30 am 
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If it did not involve a 350 mile round trip for collection I would buy it. Does the seller not realise that "collection only" is not an option during a lockdown?


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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Gramophone With A Difference !
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That is neat! I wonder why more companies didn't make "2 in 1" portables like this?


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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Gramophone With A Difference !
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:32 pm 
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epigramophone wrote:
If it did not involve a 350 mile round trip for collection I would buy it. Does the seller not realise that "collection only" is not an option during a lockdown?


I contacted the seller, who is adamant that she will not post the item, citing weight and fragility. Perhaps a local collector will be lucky enough to buy it.


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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Gramophone With A Difference !
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Ah... Just take out the dishes and all that stuff and fill the case with records! :D a portable for strong people to carry away! :D
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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Gramophone With A Difference !
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epigramophone wrote:
If it did not involve a 350 mile round trip for collection I would buy it. Does the seller not realise that "collection only" is not an option during a lockdown?

What's 350 miles? If it was a 350 mile roundtrip from me, it would be gone and I'm not a big fan of portables... where are you going to find another one?
Personally, I wouldn't even want it to be shipped...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
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"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Gramophone With A Difference !
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:40 am 
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Curt A wrote:
epigramophone wrote:
If it did not involve a 350 mile round trip for collection I would buy it. Does the seller not realise that "collection only" is not an option during a lockdown?

What's 350 miles? If it was a 350 mile roundtrip from me, it would be gone and I'm not a big fan of portables... where are you going to find another one?
Personally, I wouldn't even want it to be shipped...


You need to understand the current situation in the UK. Such a journey is impossible because we are in lockdown until at least 2nd December, and if the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise the lockdown may be extended further. What's 350 miles on UK roads? Between 6 and 7 hours driving with most refreshment and comfort stops closed for the duration of the pandemic.


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 Post subject: Re: Picnic Gramophone With A Difference !
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What's 350 miles on UK roads? Between 6 and 7 hours driving with most refreshment and comfort stops closed for the duration of the pandemic.

BUT, on the positive side, you can stop and listen to music... :roll: bring snacks with you and you will have dishes to eat out of... :? Now all you need is a catheter... :lol:
I hate this "new Normal" and the micromanaging control that has been imposed... Maybe you could "peacefully protest" your way to retrieve it... that seems to work for some people.
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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