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12 classic dance music items you could buy for the price of a set of Technics


We've already brought you news of the relaunch of the iconic Technic's 1200 turntables. We've even put together a handy set of opinions you can spout when they next come up in conversations.

But as news reached us today that each unit would retail at $4000 - thats £5,483.86 for a pair at the time of writing, we figured we'd have to step up with some more advice. Technics are undoubtedly a piece of DJ history and a very hansom bit of kit, but are they really worth dropping a few months salary on?

Only you can answer that question for yourself, but to help you make a more informed decision, we've got googling and put together a list of 12 things you could buy instead of the new 1200s.

Here is that list.


1/2 of a towel once used by MK



11 Custom Made Deadmau5 Mau5heads

£457.94 each from Etsy


16 All-Inclusive Trips To Ibiza

£399 from Thomas Cook


23 Glastonbury 2016 Tickets

£233 [including booking fee]


26 Pairs Of Daft Punk Random Access Memories 400% Bearbricks

$299.99 delivered from Amazon

27 Swegways



397 Twenty-four Packs Of Lucozade Orange [380ml]

£14.16 from Home Bargains

422 Copies Of We Are Your Friends on Blue-ray

£12.99 from Amazon

793 Bottles of Buckfast [750ml]

£6.91 per bottle


825 Copies of Bill Brewster's history of DJing, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life 

£6.64 [paperback]


27,420 Whipped cream canisters

£124 for 600


38% of Iconic naughties music blog, Hipster Runoff

$21,100 at auction.


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