I know it's nothing too special, but my grandmother-in-law just gave me her old BSR McDonald 2260AG turntable yesterday. It doesn't look like it's the most high-end table ever made (the base is cheap plastic) but it sounds pretty good for something that's sat in a basement for the last 10 years.
I've never had any vinyl before so it's a pretty new experience for me. So far, I've picked up a few records at the 1/2 priced bookstore (some Bad Co, Boston, a Sinatra album, etc) and I'm listening away.
One question that's come up so far: Would it do me any good to get a different cartridge? It has a QLM 30 MkIII currently. I was looking into an Audio-Technica AT440MLa, but I really don't know enough about turntables to know how of a difference it'll make.