Purchased both of my turntables new. First one was a Dual 1219 bought in 1970 for about $180.00 US, and the other a Technics SL-7 purchased for about $450.00 US in 1983. Both are still working well.
Central Coast, California
Dynaco-PAT4 Pre Amp, VTA STA-120 Valve Amp
Dual 1219, Shure M95ED, M97xE, Grace F8
Technics SL7-OrtofonT14, Heil AMT-10b spkrs