Here's a suggestion: gamble $15 and run a want ad in your local paper.
I was planning on buying a new 14" bandsaw this winter and on a whim
decided to run an want ad right after the holidays. I ended up getting
offers for six band saws, including three that I thought were real
steals. I bought a Jet 14" (with aftermarket fence, Carter guides,
three speed kit, a bunch of blades, etc.) for $225. The receipts the
guy had in the manual say he spent about $900 for the whole mess four
years ago, and the saw had barely been used. I'm sure there are as
many unused jointers laying around collecting dust, so give it a shot.
I ran my ad in the "Building Materials and Tools" section of our paper
for a week; all the calls came on the second weekend so be patient.