Printrbot started out as a kickstarter project with a low cost kit and then kept innovating to make more low cost versions. But in the process the price kept going up. The $499 version became $599 then $699 while a new low cost version was released. And I wasn't convinced they were getting better by using fishing line instead of gearing or cogged belts despite the positive reviews a model would get. And then only to see the price rise on that model in short time. So I stood by and watched.
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Makibox was another that looked interesting at $200 but it was a kit and shipping was high plus it has a 6-10 week lead time plus shipping time. And then my time to put it together.
I just couldn't decide. Then I started seeing printers with LCD screens and SD card and cartridge filament and I decided I just had to start somewhere. So I was ready to start with the printrbot simple but when I went to the site the price had been raised $50. That was it. I was done with that option. So I went back to the solidoodle and somehow in the process of reviewing it I found the Davinci 3D printer from XYZ Systems.