Today I picked up a Technics SL1200 Mk II turntable basket case. Motor works perfect and platter spins at correct speeds. It's dirty, really dirty like it's been sitting outside for a long time. No dust cover and broken tonearm. Paid $100 which is steep but these still go for crazy prices and the owner knew it. Here's the good part, I have another SL 5300 Technics that has a messed up motor that the tonearm will work off of. The swap is easy and the dust cover may even fit. I started cleaning earlier and then remembered I should have taken before's. Oh well.
I've always wanted a 1200 in my collection and here is a cheap way to get it. I'm pleased.