For a very different sort of reply....
I would seriously check out your local Goodwill store(s). Drive around to about 4 or 5, write down the makes and models of available CD players, then go back home and research them online. Then go back out and pick up the best one or two.
I guarantee you'll be able to find an excellent player (e.g. Denon, Onkyo, etc) for maybe $20. We're talking stuff which originally retailed for $300 to $400.
Goodwill is absolutely flooded with CD players. The people who bring their equipment to Goodwill don't have a clue what's good or bad, and very few people are buying them. Some very high-quality stuff is getting sold for a song.