Last week I picked up a second Thorens TD125 mk2 from ebay. My existing TD125 is still in very fine fettle but I reasoned that it would be worth getting a second for spares before prices go up. \r\n\r\nIn my opinion the TD125 is a much underrated deck and tends to be be forgotten a little in the shadow of the TD124. Prices for the TD124 have gone sky high and I think that it's likely that this trend will start to drag up the prices of the other top end vintage Thorens decks such as the TD125 and TD126.\r\n\r\nIn the ebay listing it was described as "Spares or repair, no return" (you know the sort of thing). However, it was super cheap with a 'Buy it now' of just £65!\r\n\r\nAt this point I must say a quick thank you to the seller [I]Significant Sound[/I] who packaged the deck extremely carefully and even refunded the difference when the postage came to less than the quoted £25. Superb service!\r\n\r\nI was expecting a complete wreck but when the TD125 arrived I was pleasantly surprised. As described in the advert it came without a plinth or tonearm but it was basically all there and even had the little 45rpm adapter widget.\r\n\r\nThe outer edge of the platter had been lacquered at some point and was badly corroded underneath the old lacquer and the other bad news is that the speed control circuit board was cracked. The power cord had been cut and little metal leg which allows you to stand the deck on a flat surface while out of the plinth was missing.\r\n\r\n[URL=http://s983.photobucket.com/user/mikepickwell/media/P1050483_zps15e9e53a.jpg.html][IMG]http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae313/mikepickwell/P1050483_zps15e9e53a.jpg[/IMG][/URL]\r\n\r\n[URL=http://s983.photobucket.com/user/mikepickwell/media/P1050487_zps11c3e1bc.jpg.html][IMG]http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae313/mikepickwell/P1050487_zps11c3e1bc.jpg[/IMG][/URL]\r\n\r\n[URL=http://s983.photobucket.com/user/mikepickwell/media/P1050490_zpse50be6dd.jpg.html][IMG]http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae313/mikepickwell/P1050490_zpse50be6dd.jpg[/IMG][/URL]\r\n\r\nAll things considered a bargain for just £65 (plus postage).