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Originally Web posted Wednesday, 4 September 2013.
Content last modified Thursday, 28 March 2024 .

Items For Sale


Welcome to the Items For Sale pages. This is a random collection of items for sale from us (a private party of two), as one would find at a garage sale or flea market.

This is a slow, ongoing, sale. I have become disenchanted with fora like Craigslist and eBay, both of which require constant re-posting of items for the items to be seen on the day that one or more interested parties happen to choose to go shopping. eBay is even worse with its fees and onerous policies for small sellers (having strayed from the founders’ intents, very much like the federal government of the U.S.A.… but that’s another story). The main point of these pages is to make these items available in a manner that is easy for both buyer and seller. It allows me to post the items once, and have them remain “on sale” until they are purchased, with no further effort on my part (keeping your buying costs lower, as there are no eBay fees nor loss of my time reposting).

Do not be concerned that months or years may have elapsed between when the item is listed here and the date you’re considering buying it: unless i have died or become permanently incapacitated (neither is expected), the item is still available. The only thing time-sensitive or “prompt” about these pages is my promise to remove items sold in a highly timely fashion.


  • All items as priced, or best offer (OBO). Offers are encouraged!
  • Acceptable forms of payment (all in U.S. $):
    • Cash.
    • PayPal. The PayPal fees will be passed on to you as an additional charge beyond the listed price.
    • Money orders and cashier’s checks.
    • Personal checks.
    Item will be shipped or transferred to you (in person) once payment clears.
  • All prices FOB Pasadena, California U.S.A.: shipping/delivery not included in the item prices. We encourage in-person transactions where possible, especially for large/bulky/fragile items. Shipping methods and prices will be agreed upon on a case-by-case basis for each item.
  • Purchasers outside the U.S. should contact us to discuss specifics.
  • Scammers need not apply: we’re familiar with most scams. Under no circumstances will overpayments of any sort be reimbursed.
  • All items As-Is.
Email Sonic Purity with your offer and your contact information. Email is preferred. Toll telephone/fax calls are likely to be ignored. No text messages: not equipped to send nor receive handheld device text messages.

I will update this page as items are sold. Items are subject to prior sale. Our eBay ID is sonicpurity should you wish to check our current feedback rating there.

Categories of Items For Sale

Technical books and miscellany. Includes magazines and paper ephemera from time to time.
All sorts of miscellaneous household items, including rare glass.