hahaha If it's any consolation, I just bought a Pro-Ject RM 1.3 from someone that's about a month old because he was unsatisfied with it's "sound" compared to his old trusty iPod.
I got the TT in today, assembled it, and noticed I was missing both the anti-skate weight, and the cartridge pressure gauge, along with the foot-cone pads.
I e-mailed the seller, and was informed that "he didn't use those anyway, and had them in a box unpoened, but forgot to send them."
Needless to say, I'm waiting for them to arrive in the mail now before I even spin the table up and try it. I want to be sure it doesn't skate, and has proper stylus alignment and weighting before I try it and kill a record.
*laugh* previous owner said, "yeah, I don't read manuals..." *grimace*