Ever since I found my (non-working) record player I have been obsessed with getting myself one that actually works. I've been looking online for an old vintage one - actually very rare or (obviously due to rarity) very expensive and I've not been able to find one. So I switched my attention to finding a new one for myself and a couple of weeks ago I located a little gem of a bargain.
This is my Crosley cruiser!
The story is that Enid and I were peering into the closed for the day Urban Outfitters in Temple Bar one evening. They had a load of different coloured Crosley's for the price of €120.
When I went home I looked online and the price was pretty much what Urban Outfitters had them for - EXCEPT for one place: Littlewoods.
Littlewoods had it on sale, reduced from €110 (good) to €92 (even better).
But wait! It's get better! I noticed that if you were a first time orderer (which I was) and if you signed up for a credit account they gave you 20% off your first order. So I signed up, answered a few silly credit questions about whether I owned my house and my salary (sure you could put in anything!!!) and there I had it - a credit limit/account and 20% off.
So I ordered the record player and got it for the price of €73.60. And then I paid my account off immediately so that I won't get charged any interest on my "credit purchase".
So it arrived by post today. And right now I am sitting on my couch listening to some lovely records. The sound from the little speakers won't go far in a stadium but considering the price all is good with this little player. Only bad thing is having to get up every 20 minutes and flip the record - 20th century problems eh :-)