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prices(eek), cheapest equitment rack.

Discussion in 'AV Stands, Cabinets, Seating & Furniture' started by oxygenuk, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. oxygenuk

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    like the alphasson stands, but why they so damn expensive? costs over £150 for a decent one could probably get someone to build a good one for half that price :laugh: , anyone know any other decent equitment racks with like 4/5 shelfs to stack stuff like dvd player/amp etc. at a reasonable price! :laugh:
     
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    You could always make your own, have a look here

    Flexi Rack

    If you do a search, a few forum members have already made their own.
     
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    I've got the glass/silver rack from Argos (£70) and despite it's origins is a good rack. It weighs a ton (well 16 kilos!), is very sturdy and you can configure its 4 four shelves from two shelves upwards. So you can have three shelves for a year and when you add new kit just screw the new shelf to the top.

    It's made by a company called Rax.
     
  4. oxygenuk

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    i like the look of that rax bob, thanks for info :)
     
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    I've got that too. Now surplus since I've gone home cinema and had a custom rack made for me. It's now sitting in the spare room looking all sad and lonely.
     
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    lookin to sell by any chance :p
     
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    I would but I don't think it's worth the postage. It weighs 16kg and would need some good wrapping to make sure the glass is safe! You're probably better off nipping to your local Argos - but don't try to take it home on the train like wot I did!!!!
     
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    if you have the box what it came in then that would be alright, then all u need if that weird grey staff what protects glass i think, then arrange parcelforce for a collection which would probably be about £15-18 by parcelforce 48hr, u can get a quote from www.parcelforce.com, but if you wouldnt like to sell it or bother with the hassle then i will not be bothered by it but would be nice as id probably be saving a bit of money :laugh:, thank again
     
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    I have a spare one of these if you're interested?

    http://www.avland.co.uk/vedadebut/z030/z030.htm

    Its in silver with blue glass - I can send you some photos of the actual unit if you like. I'm looking for £100.

    I see you're in London - I'm in Reading which is only 20 mins outside the M25, so I'm sure we could sort out a meet up somewhere.

    Let me know if you're interested - if you are, I'll post an ad in the classified section.

    Regards
    Chris
     
  10. oxygenuk

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    wouldnt be intrested right now but probably would be in a few months..

    whats the width on them shelves? and would appreciate if u could send me some pic, PM me with info if you like

    thanks
     
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    Just had a look at Argos web, rax now £50
     
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    thanks for the heads up :thumbsup:
     
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    Got the rax yesterday, not exactly precision engineering but pretty solid and at £50 a bargain.
     
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    Got one myself today. As you say not the best finished thing in the world, but looks very smart and is indeed a bargain. Thanks to whoever spotted that! Saved me at least £100+.

    Cheers!!!:smashin:
     
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    Down to £50, that's a bargain I was thinking of one of these myself. Braehead, if you were looking to sell next day delivery up to 25kg is £8.99 with DHL parcel2go, look here www.parcel2go.com
     
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    Just looked on argos website and when you bring up the RAX RAC TC8 for £49.99 (cat no. 534/2440) there is a link inbottom corner for another 4 shelf rack but for £39.99. This looks identical and supposedly used to be £69.99, cat no. 516/0110. Surely it's not the same? Anyone know? Looks OK for £39.99 mind!!
     
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    I saw the same one. It looks identical but I couldn't find any stock of it anywhere so coughed up the extra tenner and am very happy!:D
     
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    Just realised I have a cheap stand that I bought from argos but it's not fit for purpose, internally it's not wide or deep enough for my receiver so I could exchange that against the Rax one and save even more cash!!
    Was this offer on in-store or just over the net?
     
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    I paid £49.99 in store. I couldn't find it for £39.99 but as I said it's still good value when you consider what you can spend out there and it looks good too.
     
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    Thats easy for you to say............
     
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    What's that about???
    Should I dare clike the link?
     
  23. Mango Bob

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    I wouldn't, Mr razorsss doesn't look to have a particularly communicative set of posts here...
     
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    Well, I just went and bought one of the Rax stands from Argos for £37 (exchanged a cheap £13 rack against it!!). It seems that Rax must be part of Acoustic Solutions, judging by the box & warranty card.
    I agree that fit & finish isn't perfect, but once put together I was impressed. Very well packaged, seems quite sturdy once put together, and looks pretty good!! It definately makes it hard to justify paying £200 for a "designer" AV stand, even if you would get minscule sound improvements.
     
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    I have one of these £49.99 jobs. Excellent value for money and I'd happily recommend it.
     
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    70quid for one extra shelf :laugh: :nono:
     
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    Buy two of the Argos ones and use an extra shelf from the second one to add to the first one.
     
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    Ahh - good idea! Although that comes to £100 anyway so I might as well pay the extra £20 on top & get the Gale one which is much nicer.

    Shame there are no 5 shelf units for about £80. I originally got my current 5 shelf stand from Index, very cheap, about £30 - looks the same as that argos one but looks very cheap as well!
     
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    I agree, the Gale one looks very nice.
     

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