Best TT for the buck?

Hello everyone, This is my first post on the website as i have just become a member. I am fairly new to hifi audio and want to get a turntable. I want the audio quality to be very good, considering my price range that is and i am not opposed at all to going the used route and may even prefer it. My budget will be no more that 600 and trying to keep that to 500. All opinions are appreciated!
Thanks for any advice or help in advance. Ive already lost several hours on the website. its very addictive
One other tidbit that might be helpful: I bought a 16"*16"*2.75" cutting board (Mountainwoods brand) and attached 3 small pyramid isolation pads from Radioshack. It looks great, ands works well as an isolation platform for my tt-- all for around $25.

Hey Orpheus10...... Thanks for the compliment. And the music sounds absolutely wonderful. I did something similar to PMB .... a 3/4" thick MDF board, sitting on eight Vibrapods, serving as an isolation base for my table. Nice !
I am looking forward to your experience with the new table. Can't wait to hear your review, I too am looking to seeing and hearing the vinyl spinning in my rig. It is tough living in hifi nirvana, but it is nice to be able to live vicariously through others experience.
Hey guys, set up my turntable yesterday, and I have to say I am impressed it absolutely blows away my digital sources such as my iPhone and 90's CD player that I really didn't use anyway. I'm actually listening to it as I type this out. GOOD STUFF. Thanks for all the comments guys.