I apologize for the long post, I just have many questions about buying a mill. I had wanted to purchase a mill since the first day I used one, only to have my dreams crushed by cost. I kept lowering my standards until I came across the Chinese machines, then I turned back. I would really like to have something American made, even if it needs a lot of TLC to get it going. Craigslist has always been my source for tools, so naturally I want there to find a mill. After some on and off searching, it seems that they are either $30k CNC or nothing more than scrap. Anyway, I came across this Wells-Index model 745 for $1850, but I have absolutely no idea if this is anything reasonable to pay for one of these. It looks like there is some rust on the table, maybe in the ways too, but I don’t know what is considered bad. It has a new motor on it, and he says that he still has the old one. Would this be a selling point or something to avoid? Would it even be feasible to talk him down on price to compensate for the wear?