Well, when I found this New Home (now Janome) sewing machine in a local charity shop, I couldn't resist it. It was 22€, which is about £17 at today's exchange rate. It all works fine, apparently, and just needs a new drive belt, which is an inexpensive item.
I am most interested in the stitch patterns, though I don't quite know what I will use them for, and am dying to get to grips with it.
The only drawback is that there were no tools or spare feet with it, but at least there was the instruction book!
And when I've finished my sewing, it just slides down into its own neat little table!