Thorens TD150 MKII crop up on ebay in the UK pretty regularly for circa £150 and they are great decks, you just need a cartridge and you are away. There is little to go wrong, and spares are always on offer. My father had one and they are a classic 3 point suspension deck. I may still get one, but think I would always collect. Those arm bearings can be quite delicate
Funnily enough I recently got a Ariston Q-deck (from the same guy selling the Revox - HiFi Hanger in Bordon - great place BTW), and they are pretty good considering that that you see them go on ebay for as low as £40. In terms of Value I'd say hard to beat, Solid plinth and reasonable ARM. Not a fashionable deck as they come from a time that Ariston were in decline, and styling is rather 80's but probably as good as an entry level Project, and follow similar design principles.
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