Can be great places to haunt, to wit:
I found these ham made pieces, along with a nice (appears to be new and unused) MFJ tuner, along with a couple huge boatanchor radios. I left the boatanchors, and bought the stuff above.
A couple weeks prior, I purchased a “grail” radio (for me anyway)- a Zenith Transoceanic H500. As you can see, it’s in nice shape:
I took the chassis out, and it’s unmolested. I plan to recap it, install the filter caps, and replace the selenium rectifier with its modern counterpart. As much as I’m tempted to not change a thing, I’m more interested in using it, so the rework is necessary.
I didn’t pay too much, nor too little.
The moral of the story is to lurk the little second hand shops.