Make sure that the spindle is not loose in the bearing, and that there is oil in it. Check the tonearm bearings for play. Make sure that the motor holds speed, and that the belt is good. View any modifications with suspicion, until you can verify that they are an accepted mod, and that they were done by someone who knows what they are doing. Check the power cord and the audio cords and plugs. Then cross your fingers that nothing will break when you get it home.
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