I've been a long time member of CNCzone, and have built a router and converted a mill to CNC in my time here. Recently, I've been following laser cutter threads to try and settle on a reasonable sized laser system. Keeping the system in budget is always a concern, especially these days. I ended up purchasing a G.Weike LC6090 laser engraver/cutter system in early April from wklaser.com. I had a great experience and I'm already making plenty of scraps.
I documented my entire experience, thoughts, and every penny spent from start to finish in a review here:
G.Weike LC6090 Laser Engraver/Cutter Review
I tried to capture every step of the process to create a walk though that I could have referenced when I was thinking of placing an order for a laser engraver overseas.
I hope you enjoy the read, at the very least there are plenty of pictures and videos to keep you entertained.