Originally Posted by Chotobaka
"Up to $950....Not a penny more."
You are so, so close to the price of a new Neos 1000. A good condition used Neos will be well within your budget. A reliable workhorse that will last you a very long time.
Agree with this. The difference in payback between your price and a new Neos 1000 is 15-20 strung racquets. Or you can wait until a used one pops up on the Bay or C's-list (but factor in shipping at least on the Bay). Based on your desired specs, I suggest save another $200 and get a new Neos 1000--it will last you a lifetime or retain much of its value in a resale if you take care of it. Good luck.