eBay was the first place I looked. The only ones for sale that are not listed "as is", with no guarantee that they even work, get bid up to levels well beyond $24.
I was not thinking of an individual renting me their machine- although if someone had one they were not using, getting some income for a few days of my borrowing it would not seem to me to be a bad idea. I was asking if there was some shop that does such rentals within driving distance of NYC .
I found a place on line, but with a required $350 deposit, shipping both ways and the mishaps that can occur, etc, and other issues, I am somewhat leery.