Great to hear PD! Gratz!
Should post some pics! (please!)
So, we all probably know this but I love stating the obvious so bear with me.
Sans cart. the prices for each are:
That's a difference of $600.
The TTPSU is $395. If that is bought for the RP3 to get it 'up' to the same level as the RP6 the difference in cost is now:
RP6 has different (upgraded?) platter, metal braces and shiny finish.
I think for me, the RP6 is the better bargain. Either table probably 'needs' the sub-platter upgraded.
In my case though, I'd likely get the RP6 with Exact cartridge and just us it for a long while. Only upgrade I might do in the near future would be the cart.
Anyway, mostly thinking out loud here.
Still looking hard at VPIs as well. (BLASPHEMY!)