I recently purchased a FT-1000MP MarkV radio here on QRZ which appeared like brand new. Fired it up and it worked fine. I sent the radio to a well know tech Byron - WA4GEG (Electronic Equipment Service hamradiobug.com) for some mods and a tune up. Received an email today with the attached photos. So a small project has now escalated into several hundred additional dollars. I won't list the hams Call I purchased this from it won't achieve anything since he has not responded to my emails . This is just a reminder that the exterior, even the performance of a rig doesn't mean there is nothing wrong. Left as it is this rig would have eventually fatally failed had any of that rust flaked off. Maybe Ebay isn't that bad after all with their buyer coverage.