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Hello all, I'm out of Wisconsin and am looking for a decent used (or new) 30 button Anglo Concertina to serve as my own Starter instrument. I've looked at several websites, and read similar forum posts so I already know about the most common piece of advice- "buy the best you can afford". Well the best I can afford is whatever I can get at $250. I've set myself at a $250 limit simply because that's as much as I can really spend at this point. The reason why I'm not simply waiting a month is because I'll be leaving within the next couple months to travelling for the entire summer and would rather be able to take it with me and start learning to play as opposed to waiting until I got home in the fall. I've looked on Ebay and several websites and what I've seen is the "cheap Chinese" Bonneti goes for about $200 new, but then there is almost nothing between that and the next price range of about $400. I'm not really an elitist or someone who would scoff at this brand, and I'm also aware that many brands of concertina's are made in China. It's just that I haven't been able to find any recent reviews on it and so I have no idea about the longevity of the instrument or if the production quality has potentially dropped off since 2012. Figured I'd try here first and see if I can't maybe get a gently used, but better quality, instrument before dropping the money on a brand new (but of questionable craftsmanship) Bonneti. Anyone want to sell to an eager beginner? Pretty Please?