Used MPC's that are that old are bought and sold every day.
MPC1000 specific, look for a listing that says it has new pad sensors. If the listing doesn't mention it, then ask the seller if it has a sensor sheet (all 16 pads on one sheet) or single pad sensor (single sensor for each of the 16 pads).
You want the one with a sensor sheet. Otherwise you may end up with dead single pads. A new updated sensor sheet can be bought from mpcstuff.com
If I were to buy a 1000 I would buy this one on eBay right now because this price is ridiculously low for what you get for that price.
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By rikrubio Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:00 pm
I bought the original blue one off eBay a couple of years back. The first thing that I had to fix was the pads. The next thing you'd have to invest in is the software. The original Akai programming sucks. It's outdated and freezes every time you are in the grove. If you don't save, all is lost. The JJOS fixed that right up, plus improved it a lot.