My mom actually did buy us a craigslist dryer on a whim for 75 dollars, but the start button doesn't work. You have to set the cycle with the door open, and then when you close the door it starts. We have no idea if it actually stops the cycle on its own. We started it, it smelled like burning, so we shut it off and unplugged it. Frankly, I'm not really comfortable using it.
Home Depot has an Admiral for 289, but the reviews seem not promising. Has anyone had any experience with them? How is Kenmore these days?