I don't really need this, but it seems like the price is pretty good, so I am thinking about buying an Ampeg 810 cabinet. The CL photos are not too clear, but it looks like a USA made SLM. Possibly made in 2003. Particle board construction, and the tolex is torn on the upper sides, but overall the appearance is not bad. The guy says it works. He is asking $250.00, which seems low. If I do buy it, I would probably just coat it with truck bed-liner. I have read here about "dark sounding" speakers used in cabinets during the time this was most likely made. Here is a link to the CL ad: http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/msg/4084384297.html I plan to take a 9V battery, (and maybe an Ohm meter) to see that at least all the cones move, and I will check the bottom panel for moisture damage. So, my questions are: Why would an old man who is not gigging, (but who really digs Ampeg stuff) buy this thing anyway? Being made of particle board is the main reason I would not buy it. And more importantly: Anything I should know about, or check on it? (Also, I think he will actually go down a little on the price, as well.) Does anyone think it is worth $ 250? Thanks for your opinions!