4 Unexpected Places to Buy Car Speakers for Cheap

March 18, 2013

If you're looking to buy car speakers, you'll find quickly enough that there are literally dozens of different brands and types of speakers to choose from. These range from the very obviously low in quality and price to the extraordinarily expensive and luxury. Because of the wide range of speaker options and audio system configurations for virtually every car on the market, it can be overwhelming trying to find the speakers that you need for a stereo at a price that you can afford. It pays to be creative in where you look for car speakers. Read on for a list of some of the unexpected places that you can buy car speakers for cheap.

1. Used Car Dealerships

One of the best places to purchase used speakers for a good deal is a used car dealership. Most used car dealerships will not turn a car around and sell it exactly as is, if it has an excellent car stereo system that has been custom installed. Rather, they will remove the custom speakers and other parts of the audio system and then replace them with a stock audio system before selling the car. In order for them to target their market as best as they can, they'll usually try to sell the separate speakers that they removed on their own. This is where you stand to find a very good selection of speakers for little money.

2. Auto Enthusiast Groups

Find a local group of auto enthusiasts who either share your same brand or make of car or who are particularly interested in car stereos and car stereo equipment. These people will not only be able to help point you in the direction of local stores and unexpected places where you can find car speakers, but they may also be able to help you outfit your vehicle with speakers in trade or by selling off their used speakers for cheap.

3. Newspaper Classified Ads

A third great place to find cheap car speakers unexpectedly are newspaper classified ads. While many people disregard these ads in certain areas and contexts because of the prevalence of Internet sales and ads, it's still possible to find fantastic deals on used car audio equipment with some careful patience and looking. Get in the habit of looking at the car classified ads every time they're printed and take note of any audio equipment sales that you're able to find.

4. Salvage Yards

Salvage yards are where cars that have been destroyed beyond repair in accidents are put to be sold for parts. One or more of the speakers in a car may still be viable, and you can often buy them for a small amount of money.