Second hand bargain: A portable record player

Published: 16th Jul, 2009

For grown ups as well as kids…


One of the real cock punches brought about by the sudden financial downturn came when high-flying business execs had to relinquish their company freebies. That meant no more swish company car, no more strippers on the company credit card, and no more snazzy iPhone upgrades. You’ll be able to spot these men quite easily now, they’re the ones nervously half-walking/half-running along the pavement, muttering gently to themselves, occasionally yelling at traffic, or weeping hysterically on the floor in Tescos. They’ve been pretty ruthlessly broken, making these some pretty weird, uncomfortable times. Hence why we feel a sudden rush of oh-it’s-not-so-bad whenever we hear about a wonderful bargain. Just this very week, friend of the site Brian stumbled across one heck of a find whilst rooting around in his local Cancer Research. “There it was, a portable kiddie’s turntable from the 1980s,” he laughed, sounding either drunk or ecstatic, “thinking about it, this was probably the equivalent of owning an iPod back then.” What a fantastic find, Brian, just perfect for those summer afternoons when you’ve hit the park with a hamper of cold meats and tasty salads, a few bieres, and a crate of vinyl records. So, come on, how much did this wonderful plastic antique set you back? “Four quid!”

Amazing sticking-it-to-the-recession!

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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