Mr. Coffee TF5 Can Be Purchased for Less Than 20 Dollars
The TF5 Mr. Coffee coffee maker is listed currently for less than 20 bucks, and in fact it is sold in many stores for below $10. I saw you can even get it by third-party sellers on Amazon's site as well for below $10, but it will cost you shipping, I believe.
What is the Mr. Coffee brewer good for? Basically, for people drinking just 2-3 coffees. It is not a single serve coffee pot, it includes a carafe, does not brew in a mug. Nor is it a larger capacity coffeemaker like the 10 or 12 cup machines. Just a plain, basic machine. It doesn't have all the features of other drip coffee makers, including some models by Mr. Coffee. It's a cheap basic electric dripper for a very low price.
By the way, Mr Coffee carries also drip coffee makers that come with a stainless steel carafe, but those units are more expensive because of the stainless steel canister.
Mr.Coffee now also has single serve coffeemaker models that are powered by Keurig and they use similar technology, I think.