crap but near new vs workhorse made to last
seems like a no brainer to me. Near new crap is still crap. What are you going to do with it? Make gear? jump on it. Garment sewing... not so much but still a good machine and will probably do for most application. Fashion garment sewing? pass on it and get a really good (and very pricey) new top of the line home machine.
That's my observation.