Over the weekend, I rescued this BIC turntable from the curb, when I was walking home from parking the car. It was before the monsoon started, so it hadn’t been exposed to the elements or anything. It just needed to have the dust wiped from it. It appears to be in working order. It isn’t super high end, or anything. It doesn’t even have strobe dots on the edge of the plate. But, for the price, I really can’t argue.
Now I finally have an excuse to start collecting vinyl again. There have been several times that I was tempted to buy a record, but reminded by Reagan that we had no turntables. I knew that purchasing some vinyl would just open an expensive can of worms. I knew that as soon as I bought an LP again, I would have been inclined to go out and buy some expensive Technics or Denon setup. I didn’t want to go down that road, especially since I don’t currently have the time to devote to that hobby.
This bad boy has a bit of character, too. BICs were manufactured on Long Island, and the company no longer exists. So in a way, it is kind of a collector’s item. Also, Reagan likes it, since it has a retro look to it. Yes, I just spent three paragraphs writing about a turntable that I found on the sidewalk. [Nerd]. Sorry.