if you are going ot stay under $150 then i would suggest the jack lalanne, the juice man juicer (about $100 each), or a used champion on ebay. the champion is nice becaue it can double as a food processor and it will last for a long time, they are real workhorses. i have a jack juicer and it works just fine. i have never used a juiceman but it looks almost identical ot the jack so i would imagine its about the same, although the juicemen has a 1/2 hp motor and the jack has a 1/4 hp motor. one thing i like about the jack vs. the champion is that the jack has a very large feed tube so you don't have to cut up your produce into tiny pieces to feed into the juicer, the champions tube is much smaller. its possible you could find a used omega on ebay, but i almost never see them.