Originally posted by Amigaboy
You can pick up an ST incredibly cheap nowadays. Same can be said for Amiga's, C64's, C128's, Old Sega's, Old Nintendo's, and virtually every other thing released in the 80s/early 90s
But what's good about emulators, is that you can emulate hardware that would be expensive or hard to find. Think about UAE's Picasso96-emulation, for example.
Of course, getting the real thing, if all you want to do is to play games, is best.