The last cream 301 grease bearing and Ortofon RKG 12" arm was free but I insisted on paying something which was UKP60, after which 400 good quality records was thrown in.
Some years before, I bought a scruffy-looking Micro MR-711 from a bloke at a flea market and paid 90quid UK which included the MA-202L arm. While stripping it for refurbishing, I found a Micro cartridge and 2 unused styli inside the plinth. This was the most I ever paid for a turntable.
My first 301 also cost almost nothing - like 50p UK together with its hardcover handbook. That's the one in my avatar.
So I guess I live in turntable heaven
Things are much tighter nowadays with really silly money being paid for so-so stuff.