Stephanie, If everything is in excellent shape I would try to scape up more than $500 for than enlarger. I paid $500 for my 138S, which included shipping. But I paid at least that to get an excellent set of condensers and a negative carrier. The 180mm Conponon S was another $200. It's still quite a good deal at a $1000 (again assuming excellent condition for all parts). Add in that you don't need freight shipping and I would jump on it.