Well found some equipment in the thrift store today that caught my eye. In the last 3 weeks I have been able to pick the following;

RTR Series IV C Speakers $14
TEAC EQA-5 Graphic Equalizer $15
Kenwood VR-307 Reciever $70
Yamaha K-903 Dual Cassette Deck $20

I know this stuff is not high end but from what I have been able to find out about them on-line I don't think I can say I went wrong for the $110. Latest pick-ups don't match Basite's latest acquisition but fun for me none the less. Still looking for that vintage reciever. I am going to take a look at the old Pioneer and JVC that belonged to my Dad. Not high-end but they are late 70's era so they might make an interesting looking addition to my second-hand system.