I wasn't sure that the Ultimaker original+ is still available but I just checked and it is at 995 Euros.
It comes as a flat-pack with all the necessary pieces and, with mine, a free spool of filament. The frame is made from high quality ply wood and the quality and accuracy of the laser cutting is astonishing although you might need to ease a few of the joints with sand paper for a not too snug fit. I sealed my frame with cellulose dope floor a quick-dry finish.
The electronics and stepper motor
s are easy to fit as is the setting up of the transmission components although the latter are a bit fiddly.
All in all, it was good fun build
ing the beast.
Printing with it is easy, you download the Cura program which will build
your G-Code files from an STL file and allow you to set up the printing parameters for the job.
I've had a few disasters but generally get good results with PLA printed at 205 degrees with a bed temperature of 50 degrees.
I've found PLA from Rigid ink gives the best results but, to be honest, I haven't exactly 'played the field's with filament providers.
One point in favour of Rigid ink is that, once you are on their email distribution list, they will send you hints and tips for printing which is a boon as Ultimaker don't provide a pilot's operating hand book or much further reading on it.
Would I get another one? Probably, yes.