Best Find Ever???

I am curious to hear what the best find you ever had was. It doesn't have to be limited to audio equipment, though best audio find around here gets the 'bull-of-the-woods' I suppose. I read somewhere of a guy who got a Lexicon MC1 from his local pawn shop for $150 because the doofus behind the counter thought it was an equalizer or something. What's the retail on one of those, around $6K? I am either too new at this, too slow, or too much like Charlie Brown to score something like that.

I did have one, not audio. Back when I was young and dangerous and into motorcycles, I had a friend back his truck up to the house with about $10k worth of somebody's entire flattrack program in it. In addition to the bike, there were spare everythings (extra engines, extra wheels, parts, gears etc.--most of it new!) He swore it was legit; I paid him $750, but made him promise if the real owner ever came for it he was giving me back my money and told him I was turnin' him in. I nervously sat on it for about 6mos., (rode a bunch of wheelies) and then sold it for about $5.5k.

One caveat though, if you are going to lie, try and at least make it believable. Thanks. Chris.
I actually just did get married again! At least this time I married someone who appreciates music (she's an opera singer). I must tell you that I had really had bad premarriage jitters though!!!! My new wife has been encouraging my purchase of a new system which I am starting to do. So far I picked up some Von Schweikert 4.5's, a Rotel RCD 1072 and a used Well Tempered Classic. I am floating the idea of a new Berning Zh-270 and a Supratek preamp. It will be interesting to see how far I get with that idea! Bob
I'm currently using a NAD 7250pe receiver that my dad found in a thrift shop for $40. It sounds better than their current line up to me.
Shortly after it came out, I found a VPI SDS advertised in the Pennysaver for $150. My attention fully aroused, I called the number and asked if it was still available. The seller told me, "Yes", and that she would sell it for $100 if I showed up right away with the cash. Needless to say I ran over there with the funds as fast as the Toyota would carry me. When I got there, I found the SDS in an unopened box, along with a completely disassembled audio system of mega proportions. The seller explained that the SDS was part of a system that her husband had been building, and that she was selling all of it off to whoever arrived with cash. I asked her why, and she told me that her husband was on a business trip and that she had only a limited amount of time before he came home. She had just found out that he had been cheating on her with a business associate, and she wanted to deprive him of the only thing that he truly loved. I nodded, plunked down the benjamin and got out of there as fast as the Toyota would carry me. A friend of mine asked me if I felt any guilt over this transaction, and after I thought about it for a second I said, "Nah, the guy got what he deserved. You can't properly pursue more than one vice at a time."
A VPI TNT V table, 12.5 arm and Benz cartridge, a massive pair of Apogee ribbon speakers (don't know which model), a massive pair of Audio Research tube amps (don't know the model). The preamp and digital stuff had walked before I got there. Lots of wire and other toys were piled up but I was too interested in making tracks to pay too much attention. I didn't want to be anywhere near the place if her old man reappeared suddenly.