I found a Haier 30-bottle wine cooler for $50. It's 8 years old, which concerns me, but it's main problem is that the thermostat doesn't work. But I was planning on turning it into a fermentation chamber and therefore was going to hook it up to a Johnson temp controller. So here are my questions:
1. Is an 8-year-old wine cooler even worth purchasing, or is it just too old?
2. Do I even need to fix the Haier thermostat if I'm going to use a Johnson controller? Obviously, not having to fix the thermostat would make the price only $50, which is pretty sweet.