Around 15 years ago I decided to get a turntable. I ended up buying a used Rotel 850. The guy I bought it from was getting out of vinyl and threw in all of his turntable stuff (a couple of rubber mats, a couple of cartridges, cartridge alignment tool, force gauge and some brushes). A few years latter I started a home theater using my computer as a pre-amp and the turntable started to get very dusty. A few years ago I tried playing my albums. The first few hours were great, then the table started slowing down. I replaced the belt, but that wasn't the problem. I talked to a local hifi repair shop (they sold restored turntables). After I described the problem. the restorer said that he worked on a Rotel with the same issue and it was a pain to fix and it would be cheaper to get another table.
This summer started looking for a turntable again. I ended up getting a pro-ject debut carbon. I took out my box of turntable stuff out those cartridges were a Sukimo Blue point and a Grado Silver. I don't think there are many hours on them (the silver was installed on the Rotel and sounded good).
So my question:
Are the cartridges and the turntable worth anything?