Good Morning, Bethe,

I wouldn't give up on E-Bay when it comes to the slide projector; they have recently been near give-away items there. A year or so ago, I purchased TWO Carousels for less than $7.00. Even though the shipping costs exceeded the items' price, my total outlay was under $25.00. I was hoping that I'd end up with one complete, functional unit by combining the two, but when they arrived, they BOTH worked. All I needed to do was put a new bulb in one of them. (A dry mount press, I agree, would be a different story.)