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High-end audio at Book Off

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Yesterday I went to Book Off again to browse through the various second hand goods. If you’ve never been to Book Off, I highly recommend it! It’s a big chain of second hand stores that can be found through out Japan.

In its most basic form it’s a place for second hand books, CDs and DVDs. The books are mostly (99%) Japanese, though!

However, recently, the bigger Book Off stores contain much much more than books, and that is why you can find some truly amazing deals there! For example, the one I usually go to in Kawasaki is really huge, and contains cloths, sports goods (golf clubs, surfing boards, skiis etc.), music equipments, audio/video equipment, computers, etc, etc.

Being a wannabe audiophile, I usually browse the audio section to see if they got any good cheap ampfliers and such. Yesterday was no exception, there was a ton of interesting looking stuff. Below you’ll find a sample of what I found yesterday. (Click to enlarge)

As you can see, there’s some truly esoteric stuff for sale in this seemingly normal and plain second hand shop, so I really recommend you to go there and have a look! In addition to those, they had a complete McIntosh setup (pre-amp, power-amp, speakers) for sale, but it was sealed behind plastic so I couldn’t take a photo of it.

By the way, if you’re looking for golf clubs, you can pick up a whole set of irons for anything between 5,000 and 70,000 yen. Lots of good looking sets for around 10,000!

3 Responses to “High-end audio at Book Off”

  1. Book off, eh? I’ll keep an eye out for it here in Saga

  2. Arif

    it is so interesting. I’d like to go there.
    do they also sell second hand suitcase ?
    How to get there by bus from Kawasaki station?
    Thank a alot in advance.



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