Sam's Club has these candy machines for under $50 now
I was surprised to see my Sam's Club in Erie, PA had restocked these candy machines & had them for $49.91. I went the week after Christmas hoping to score one for $100, but it was still $150 there (they scanned it and confirmed the sign was right). They only had 1 left in stock, but he said more were on there way. I happened to be in the store today, and wasn't even looking for it...but ran into them & the popcorn machine for under $50! Since I already had a (better) popper, I passed on that...but picked up the candy machine.
I will say, it's nicer than I expected. Well worth $50 (at $150 or $200...not so much). I ended up not using the stand (I had a place to put it on my counter). I think foregoing the stand makes it look a little less "cheap" (still plastic-y...but less so).
So...you might want to check your Sam's Club!