This afternoon I visited a local Habitat for Humanity Restore with my wife. She usually minds the cart and leisurely browses while I scamper off like a jack rabbit. When I visit one of these stores I always get flashbacks of being a kid at an Easter egg hunt. It's both anxiety inducing and exhilarating. I made a quick tour of my regular spots, the the book department, hardware, records and tapes, art, and the aisle with porcelain and knick knacks (not necessary in that order). "What about electronics?" you ask. Ah, yes . . . I used to high tail it to the electronics department. But there just hasn't been anything good there in a long time. The last really good find I made was a Marantz tape deck, though that was a year ago. It's become quiet picked over of late, so I save it until last. I'm convinced that employees cherry pick the really good stuff before it even hits the floor. So my expectations weren't high. But today was different. I was stupefied by what I saw laying there on the shelf. I grabbed it and excitedly made for the cart. As I approached the cart I said to my Wife, "Take a picture of this." You see it? No, not the painting of the girl and the cat, or "The Birds of Tikal," or "All About Upholstering," or the Imari plate. Look closer! Here! Yeah!!! It's a made in Japan Arion SAD-1 Analog Stereo Delay in perfect condition, in the box with the manual and everything, and it's only 3 f*ckin' do$$ars!!! I haven't plugged it in yet, though I can't wait to hear how it sounds. I've read only good things about this vintage 80s analog stereo delay.