So, I saw an online ad with a couple, not so great, pictures. One barely showed some stereo equipment and the other had a R2R in it. I could have lived without the stereo gear (not that it was bad stuff), but the R2R was something I remember drooling over in the catalogs back in the day. I tried to resist, but ended up contacting the seller and to my dismay, it was still available. I went to check it out and it had issues. As in it did not play in either direction, but FF and REW worked. Had to buy it though. It sat for a few years according to the seller. I'm sure the belt is toast and I'm hoping that's all that's wrong with it. Still need to get a better look at the heads to see just how much use it's had. It came with three tapes. I'm dreaming by hoping those were the only three tapes that passed across the heads before the novelty wore off.