for those in the states: several different retail outlets are/have been carrying a LP/cd/tape player, esp. now at the holidays.
i've seen it in sears, Kmart, target, alco, dillons/kroger, etc.
it comes in a faux woodgrained cabinet made to look like a '30s radio. it usually sells for around $79-89.
check around, for something inexpensive to get back into vinyl.