I bought this a little more than eleven years ago to start a small business digitizing vinyl, thinking I was going to set up a small studio. I plugged it in and played one song with it to check it out and then boxed it back up, putting it in a spare bedroom used for storage in the original Rega box. It just recently came out of the box so I could take these pictures of it.
It has the Grado "Silver Prestige" pickup on it and the Rega RB600 tonearm. Altogether this set up cost me $1550.00 when I bought it and it hasn't been used but few a couple minutes! My lost is your gain.
I'm very close to calling the Condition 10/10, but it is listed at 9/10.
This is the SoundStage "The Vinyl Word" review for the Rega Planar 25 turntable: http://www.soundstage.com/vinyl/vinyl051999.htm
Quote from review: Named in honor of Rega’s silver anniversary, the P25 bridges the gap between the P3 and the P9. The plinth is quite similar to that used in the P9, while the platter is taken from the P3 (the platter on the P9 is reportedly 1/2 the total cost of that unit). The motor assembly, with two hand-adjusted pots (used to remove resonances from the motor) is a ‘tweener, using ideas and the mounting location of the P9, but built on a P3 design. According to Steve Lauerman, the US Rega importer, the motor on the P25 gets about 80% of the performance of the P9’s. Lastly, the ‘arm, the RB600, is another ‘tweener product. Using the same mounting scheme as the RB300, it sports upgraded bearings, a silver anodized finish and uses the same tonearm wire as the RB900. Best of all, at $1275, the P25 is an affordable step up from the P3.
Shipping size and weight is approximate as I will place the original Rega box inside a bigger box that I don't have yet and will ship via UPS. The buyer pays for the shipping costs.