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Public transport pick up number 82


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Public transport outing # 86

Well .... I'd been looking for a CDP  and evil TDD  and I trialed several.

The Marantz S S1 was the winner but at $4K toooo expensive.

I've kept my eyes open for Redbook only CDP as I don't have anything else!

I digress before I begin or is this context?

Any way buddy telecine wolster and Steve induced me to buy what may or may not be a hidden gem.

Hidden amongst other items in an SNA  classifieds relisting was a marantz SA8001 CDP 120 volt

I haggled I bought and then had to pick up from Doncaster.

Close as crow flies but no trams no train no really direct bus.

Off I set bag over shoulder for a circuitous trip on the 304 to Doncaster shopping town 

This is a 15 minute drive from my place walk and bus to hoddle st wait wait for my bus 20 minutes later I board for the cross country 40 min  marathon via Kew to edge of Box Hill then cut back to Shopping Town 

Now a 2 K walk to the vendor

I get lost -par for any course I play.

 Backtrack to a lolly pop man who names the street but it isn't what I hoped

So I ask again for Winston drive ahhh that's the next right.

Now my experience of sought directions is that ppl want to help-especiallythe infirm concussed elderly- actually think they know but often don't ...

Nothing ventured ....he's correct!

 I'm in the right street AND enough houses are numbered to find my way 

The CDP is in original packaging it's HUGE - bag is useless

And the house is at the bottom of the quite steep Doncaster Hill

Box is so big I can barely get my arms around it

I'm puffing

Memo get s little fitter djb

I make it back the 2k to the bus depot i stumble around asking for a direct bus you know the 15 minute 1 

There isnt one .

Pity I had been cursing the Geek for much of the walk sure there was a simpler way.

Don't know about you but it's nice to delude yourself that none of this is your fault.

Give up and catch the 304 back

Now it's after 1530 and we are chockers with school kids

Young ppl have such delightful energy it gives me hope for the future.

So return journey passed quickly 

 Change to another bus then a tram .

Yes I took short cut through the doctors

My arms ache but nothing more serious to report

Wonder what it sounds like?

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Nice story but has TDD suddenly become evil?  He seems like a dignified gentleman to me.

 

I appear to have wandered into this thread by mistake?

 

djb I have your Teac CDP here, it appears my sister won't be needing it, to my slight embarassment.

 

Congrats on making a worthwhile pleasurable purchase.

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I appear to have wandered into this thread by mistake?

 

djb I have your Teac CDP here, it appears my sister won't be needing it, to my slight embarassment.

 

Congrats on making a worthwhile pleasurable purchase.

How much gear does he have stashed with members I wonder? The extent of his excesses may never be known.

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This calls for a flash mob one sunny day when djb's beloved wife is home.

 

I will bring a trolley, a trailer and the Altecs.

 

The full horror will be driven home when the TV crews turn up to film an episode of Australia's Greatest Hoarder and the footage shows a hand or walking stick waving in vain from behind a stack of newly-returned gear in the dimness of a darkened corridor. 

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