I have a sizzix sidekick that I bought for my wedding £10 and bought some lovely die's off eBay. It depends on what you want to do with it and what die's you'll need. But could only use certain dies in the sidekick as most didn't fit. Wish I'd bought the actual sizzix machine. I do use it alot still. Quite handy at christmas as well. Friends and Family all use it as well.