We made our way through the morning but hadn't seen any stereo components. I finally found a cd changer at a garage sale. Usually, I look closely at things, but for some reason I didn't this time. Honestly, I simply forgot to inspect it closely. I paid the gal for it and set off for home.
When I got it home, my husband discovered that it was missing the two pads for the front of the unit and had some scratches on top of the unit. I realized my error and felt badly for it. I set off to the garage to find something to use in place of the missing pads. In the garage I found something I had placed in a box a few weeks ago when I replaced the toilet seat in our upstairs bathroom. For some reason, I had decided to keep the two plastic pieces that go under the seat and hold it in place. They happened to be the perfect size for the 5 disc changer.
It turns out that though the cd changer was not in mint condition, it plays wonderfully. My husband now has a five-disc changer for our receiver upstairs for which I paid $5. But, I was reminded of one lesson that I need to remember--Always inspect before purchasing.