Was the second one Audio Specialties? If you haven't been there I both recommend and don't recommend you go. Too much nice, vintage stuff that is very tempting.
For those of you who had your amps/receivers recapped by a stereo repair shop, would you be willing to share how much that cost you, or maybe a range? I finally opened the Sansui 8080db I have and was going to use some contact cleaner on switches and rotary controls but when I got the cover off I discovered that those controls are further inside than I'm willing to go. I don't want to start removing pieces and have something fall off or a tuning string unwind or something like that happen.
There is very little crackling when I move the knobs anyway so I don't think it's worth the risk.