Thanks for the information, certainly some things I did not think of.
I've won an auction from someone with 100% positive feedback, the machine is of reasonable spec.
Once I recieve the item I'll judge the state of it.
FYI the auction is and has ended- eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace
Any thoughts or opinions greatly appreciated.
If posting links like the above is not allowed, please let me know as I'll remove it. I dont want to get banned from the forum as am learning some useful things.