Originally Posted by AtcoTrailsINC
but who could pass up a good deal for a light duty unit lol
I passed up such things plenty. Bought a used reman Hobart 140A 110V off craigslist at first, then sold it once I had enough to get a Millermatic 211 Autoset w/ Dual plugs (140A on 110V & 210A on 220V).
I paid more for the used Hobart than you did for the new HF junk, and sold that Hobart for almost what I paid for it. You can't go wrong with Hobart, Miller or Lincoln. Some like ESAB too. Anything else really isn't worth opening your wallet.