After shopping around various local venues for a vintage tuner, I picked up this unit for $12 with an old (probably garbage) Technics single cassete deck on a local auction. All I knew was that it powers up. Did a bunch of reading on them to find out what I was getting into, and figured I'd probably have to replace/refurb a lot of buttons at the very least, and knew there was a chance I'd be the proud owner of a piece of junk. I knew it was a bit dinged up (but $12!) so wasn't expecting much. Good news! So far anyway. It not only powers up, it sounds better than anything I've had hooked up to my crappy old Sony speakers in years. The switches and buttons all seem to work, although I think the buttons are on the downhill slide and could stand some new foam perhaps. I got a tiny bit of crackle out of the balance and volume pots but it wasn't bad, and after working it back and forth it seems to have improved quite a bit. Maybe it will be fine. And sometimes it doesnt remember the presets after being shut off for just a few minutes, while other times it does. All in all, not bad for $12.