Congrats on finding a VPI. They really are great tables. There are some other cartridges around that price (Ortofon, AT, etc.), but my advice would be to skip the nervosa and just get the Nagaoka. If you are truly limited to that price, get the MP-110. If you can stretch a touch, go up the Nagaoka line. You may find you are happy with the sound for a long time. (And don't automatically assume you have to eventually get an MC set up. There are a lot of excellent sounding MM or HOMC cartridges out there).