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What to do with a Fisher console find
« on: August 21, 2016, 08:08:57 PM »
Just curious as what you guys do when you come across a console that you can't pass on (due to price) but have no intentions of keeping. I found this one owner 1959 The Fisher Futura II, super clean other than the uv faded wood, working with manuals. Not at fan of French Provincial at all and no plans to keep and use but at the same time I'm not going to walk away from a $35 high end console. I know I can make money by parting it out but would never do that, just wouldn't be right having survived this long. Let me know your thoughts.




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Re: What to do with a Fisher console find
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 01:58:20 AM »
$35????!!!!!    Your killing me!


Something like this I would likely give it a once over and list it for sale on my local CL, post it for sale on one of the vintage hifi FB groups etc to make sure it found a good home.
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Re: What to do with a Fisher console find
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016, 05:07:56 AM »
Find someone who'd appreciate it.  If I didn't already have one, I'd be happy to have it.

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Re: What to do with a Fisher console find
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2016, 07:37:07 AM »
Was it at a thrift store, yard sale,estate sale ? Just curious

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Re: What to do with a Fisher console find
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2016, 08:41:31 AM »
Where are you located?
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Re: What to do with a Fisher console find
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 08:57:16 AM »
A friend of mine runs an ad on CL for "furniture wanted" someone responded with this picture, 2 consoles for $65. He passed it on to me because of the cabinet styles, french provincial and the other was "Early American" he is only interested in the modern style cabinets because he "guts" them and makes them into bars, I know, I know... I recognized the French Provincial as something that could be good, called and asked what brand they were, he said ones an RCA and the other is a Stereophonic..... then he spotted "The Fisher" on the front. Going to the Fisher web site I recognized what model and well worth the trip to buy. He lives in a popular retirement community here in AZ and goes to the estate sales there on the weekends. Having zero interest in the "low end" RCA I ended up buying just the Fisher for $35.

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Re: What to do with a Fisher console find
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2016, 08:58:45 AM »
Mark I'm in Tempe AZ

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Re: What to do with a Fisher console find
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2016, 11:09:43 AM »
Great find. Thanks for sharing the story.

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Re: What to do with a Fisher console find
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2016, 09:00:36 AM »
Sweet. It has exactly the same components as my Futura II, and they sound fantastic.

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Re: What to do with a Fisher console find
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2016, 08:38:18 PM »
If you were in Illinois I'd totally buy it, decisions decisions...

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Re: What to do with a Fisher console find
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2016, 10:34:15 PM »
Update: found new home for The Fisher console today, sold locally on CL ...

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Re: What to do with a Fisher console find
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2016, 06:03:57 AM »
I hope they don't chop it up...