Welcome to CS Nickelcan!
If $69.00 is your budget then give it a go. Hang on to your receipt as Im sure there would be some warranty, then take it home and have a play. If you can source some fresh coffee, it will help too.
Although Id personally prefer to buy a nice plunger, we all start somewhere, and if it ends up making you even just 50 coffees that you enjoy, then it will have well and truly paid for itself and its gotta be better than instant - yes?