I got an Arcam Alpha 8 CD player at the tip once about 10 years ago, cost me a tenner donation to staff funds cos it worked but had a damaged front. They`d never heard of Arcam. New front from Arcam was a tenner I think, or I might`ve blagged one for free I can't remeber.
Works fine and I use it every day still
Got a fully kitted top spec afromosia LP12 as well around the same time for £100 from someone who thought turntables were old hat and the stylus was bent. Blagged a 2nd hand stylus from the Linn dealer and still got it too.
Electronics? - Spendor BC1 Actives (rare as f***), Mission Cyrus 1, Bose Accustimass 3, Bose 301, Thorens TD-160, 165,166, Apple MacBook Pro (dualcore version) Teac Tri-path, KEF B200 bass drivers, Sharp GRF-9090, Pioneer FX-K9 component car stereo, Cambridge Auido P50 pre/power, Pioneer SX-1280 reciever....
Thats just what I can remember.