Well, I now have my stereo receiver, purchased on e-prey!http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320794097764&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:CA:1123
I'm pretty happy about it. Kenwood is a well-known name here in Canada, and the seller lives about half an hour away from me, so I can avoid shipping charges! [Edited to add...the deciding factor on this particular receiver was the location of the seller, not the brand name. I had forgotten mrow2 mentioned that particualr brand until I reread his post just now! Cool beans!]
He tells me the original selling price of the receiver would have been around $600.00, with the complete system (turntable, receiver and cassette deck) going for $1,500. That's certainly way more than anything I or anyone else in my family would have been able to afford back in 1983, which is the receiver's date of manufacture!
He says it's in A1 condition, and as you can see from the photos, it does look pretty minty!
BTW, the seller is an electronics engineer who does this for a hobby (buys electronics cheap at yard sales, etc., then cleans them up and restores them). He is moving soon, and his wife has said most of his collection has to go. He does collect turntables as well as receivers, soooo, if you're in the market for something, you might want to give him a shout!
Now to put it all together!
I still need the proper lubricants for the turntable, but he's directed me to a source that's not too far away!