I would do some checking around to see what kind of reviews people who have bought the Printrbot would give. Don't get into a hurry and research well.
This is really good advice. It's also important to watch for reviews from people doing the sorts of things you want to do with it.
As flyboy can tell you, precision costs a lot more than it would seem to the "uninitiated". My cheap Chinese lathe looks as good as ones that cost 3 to 5 times as much, on the surface (mostly: there are some non-critical areas where, e.g., they didn't polish castings the way they would for a top-quality machine). But it can't easily be turned into a CNC machine, because there's so much slop in the lead screws and other areas: if I want to make a shaft that's exactly .087 diameter, I can't just stick a piece of stock in the jaws and crank the cross-slide according to the markings on its dial. I have to use my expensive high-precision dial caliper to measure what's being cut and "close the feedback loop". That's fine with me, because I bought it knowing that I would have to pay for my upfront savings with additional manual work compensating for that.
A low-cost machine might be ideal for you if you want to make custom accessories for your kids' Lego minifigs, or build a robotic sculptor, but be a huge disappointment if you want to make custom gear trains for your robots.