Lee the Jet, King Canada, Delta models that aren't DJs, Star and some others are made in Taiwan so there might be one of those in your price range of similar quantity. The main thing is that the infeed and outfeed tables are co planar when raised to the same height. That means both length ways and cross ways. If they are then most everything else can be adjusted to give good results.
I find the jointer speeds things up quite a bit and I have mine close to the table saw and often have both running at once.
Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.