Today was a good day... I was going around to all the yard sales. I was just about to call it a day. I was out in the farmlands of Idaho, and was on my last stop before heading home. I did not expect much and I rummaged past the stacks of clothes and house hold goods he had in the drive. I stepped into the garage and there on a table was a stack of 70's and 80's gear. The old guy was cleaning out all his audio gear he had collected over the years. Not much to speak of except at the bottom of the stack was a Marantz 1250 integrated amp. I could not believe my eyes... $10 sticker on it. It was missing a couple of push button caps, and had several layers of dust and dirt on it. other then that, it was in good shape. He said it worked before he put it into storage. I will pull the output transistors before starting it up, and do some voltage checks before giving it a real spin.