There have been a bunch of posts about real chaep players from Rat Shack, Lennoxx etc.
Check them out.
Besides, if you're gonna do a lot of CD-MD transferring, it is worth to invest a bit more and get something with an optical output. Better quality plus all track marks are automatically transferred.
yeah, i did notice a few. Does the sony D-25S have an optical output? Or should i just look for a good line out for MD transfering. Some have recommended the Sony DEJ721, but that thing would cost more than my MD player.