"Yo, if there's a literally smoking (broken-ish) V4 for sale for 200 bucks, is that worth it? It's a V4 so I can't think straight and the guy doesn't know what's wrong with it. Halp"
Asked by instanthumanjustaddcoffee
If it’s “literally smoking” it may also burn a hole in your wallet. Hard to say. If you have the know-how and can do some work on it yourself, it might be worthwhile. But the repairs could end up costing you as much as a working one, maybe more depending on what it is.
If you have the cash flow where you can handle a potential $200 loss if things don’t look good from a tech’s perspective, it could pay off. It is tax return season, after all.