[quote author=Draco Carathyr link=topic=178671.msg1326437#msg1326437 date=1374591227]
I am going to take an electronics class this fall at college and I want a good multimeter that will last a long time. Also, I have only 8 cents in the bank and no job.
Let me tell you something - there isn't much difference between these low-cost meters, and slightly higher-cost meters (now, if you're talking a Fluke - big difference).
I like the HF meters as "throwaway" meters. For the most part, they work well (for hobby-grade work), you don't worry about breaking them, and if you do blow the meter accidentally (which you can easily do with an expensive meter as well!) - you're not out much money. They are great when you need to measure tons of things in your circuits all at once.
Every time I get one of these "free meter" HF offers, I use it - but I am still offering it to you. I can easily send it to you. The offer is still open.
If not - then I'll just grab another myself. I probably have 20 of them that I've collected over the years. I also have a couple of "good meters" (but I still don't have a Fluke, and probably never will - but I do have a nice Fluke Combiscope - heh). For hobby-level work (and automotive work) - cheap HF meters are all you really need.