High-end audio at Book Off
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!