I bought three items last night, all used.
First is a Jolida J9 (see picture below). I have two systems set up, one is surround sound system with a Yamaha P751/Denon DL-110 added in to play vinyl in my main livivng room. The system performance was restricted by the Denon receiver's poor phono input. Not anymore.
Now it sounds very good with the addition of the Jolida Phono Preamp. My other system is a two channel system in my basement and it is still in development. It has a TD-160/SME 3009/M97xE for vinyl. The Jolida really helps bring the richness of this combination out. Right now I am swapping the Phono stage between the two systems.
My next purchase was a Kenwood KD-550. It came with a Sumiko Oyster cartridge (stylus needs replacement) and the standard Kenwood arm. It needs a clean up. So far I adjusted the tonearm's tracking force and the A/S and I set the motor speed. The last owner had the VTA and cartridge overhang set way far off and I have not got to that yet. I played a test record just for kicks. The dust cover is broken and the hinges are missing. The good news is that the motor and platter are perfect, as are the feet, the tone arm, and the massive plinth. It weighs a ton (well actually about 40 lbs). I put it aside for a winter season restoration project. I bought it for $50 with the thought of someday adding a nice arm and telly trying to improve it.
Last purchase was a very clean Marantz 6300 for $175. I did not really want this deck, I just wanted the Shure V-15 Type III cartridge installed on it. I plan on putting this cartridge on my TD-1650/SME 3009. Also planning on a Jico SAS stylus upgrade. I spent some time setting it up, the previous owner had it dialed in pretty darn good. I fell in love with the sound of the V-15 type 3. I was doing comparisions with my the DL-110 and after awhile I just stopped and kept listening to the Shure. I really like its big warm sound. Vocals and acoustic instruments sounded very good to me. As you can see in the photos, it needs a new stylus but still, the Shure's performance was excellent. I am also impressed with the operation of the 6300. Still, I think I will eventually sell it. You can only have so many TT's and I can possibly recover my costs by selling this one.
Overall all a nice day!