While I sell turntables, most of what I sell is pretty expensive.
Yesterday, I saw an ad from a company that makes new lower priced products and they are making turntables in the US!!
Their name is U Turn Audio and here is there website. You’ll probably need to copy the URL. https://uturnaudio.com/collections/all
I’ve not heard their products, but belt drive and a few reasonable design choices and probably great for most non-audiophiles out there that want to buy record players.
In fact, there are a few different companies that make turntables in the US, including VPI and Shinola Detroit. VPI has a huge offering of products, mostly or exclusively, sold through dealers and range in price from very reasonable, to extremely expensive.
Shinola Detroit makes turntables, which they are currently sold out of and at $2500!! They also make watches and other mens and womens stuff. Check them out. https://www.shinola.com/supply/audio/runwell-turntable-rose-gold.html
Vinyl is alive and well and I still listen to my turntable a lot, but my Melco digital is pretty damn good too.