so as not to jinx myself, but i'm bidding on a button maker on ebay right now. i have decided that i've wanted one long enough, i have a tiny bit of spending money, and so i'm going to try to win an auction again.
cross your fingers! hold your breath! do whatever mojo or voodoo you need to do to win me this machine, please.
edit: AARGH! i was already outbid. the thing is, the machine new, with starter parts, costs $250. the way i see it, if i can't get a used one on ebay for less than $175, i may as well buy a new one. i'll wait until the end of the auction, and try to sneak in a bid for $180.