The current FT-60R is about $225, give or take. So this is not a fantastic deal if it needs a new battery, although since the original was NiCad and you can get NiMH replacements for about $30 it wouldn't be too bad if you talked him down. Also the FT-50R could take a 6 x AA holder and run (IIRC) the full 5W. So if you found that holder you could just use rechargeable AA cells and not worry about the custom pack.
Dual band amateur radio - $150 (Monument)
Yaesu FT-50R dual band hand held transceiver. This radio is practically new. Comes with a 4 AA Clamshell, car charger and the home charger. The regular batt needs to be renewed because it does not hold a charge.
Please call or Txt Tim with any questions. 719-290-3800.