I actually picked up three of these for a total purchase price of $18 at a local TJMaxx a few months back. Figured I'd keep them around as decor and never touched them. Then got tired of them bouncing around in the trunk of my car, sold 2 on Ebay, and was about to sell the 3rd when I changed my mind and brought it to work to pull a few shots.
The result has been amazingly impressive! I haven't taken any time to hammer out the fine details, but it pulls a very respectable shot. GREAT body and mouthfeel, a really "clear" flavor, but not a ton of lasting crema. I was pulling shots of Black Cat, and was tasting a whole lot more than I was out of our Nuova Simonelli.
So for $6 dollars ($28 if you count the Bodum Water Kettle) I'd be willing to bet there isn't a machine in existence that offers this kind of potential.