Great post! I bought a "Craigslist Special" for $30 but ended up having to get it serviced and repaired for $50. So now I have $80 in a great old machine - I got lucky! I should have just bought a known used machine from the repair center that I ended up going to and for the same $80 I would have taken the risk out of the purchase. I was lured by the idea that I could get by with the $30 and maybe not need the servicing...
Listen to RamblinRev he know's his stuff!