... or better still (and if only for the experience, practice, exercise, learning, confidence building ... whatever) calibrate it yourself!
In general, I would say that as long as you "trust your meter" (that is, have confidence in it, and are reasonably adept at getting the most out of it), it doesn't really matter too much which "modern" DMM you have.
@Richard: as Ed mentions, "eBay is your friend"; there are a couple of AVO-8's on there at the moment ... but both look a bit rough.
The Simpson 260 is a nice little analogue meter. Again, they are often to be found on eBay ... but usually in the U.S.
Other recommendations for general purpose test equipment:-
1) A decent oscilloscope*
2) Bench DC power supply
3) Function (signal) generator
4) Capacitor (electrolytics) ESR meter
* Although I admit that PC Oscilloscopes
are probably the "way forward" these days.
Recommendations? At the "budget" (but practical, versatile and highly functional) end of the test equipment scale, I have always admired Peak
. Both supply extremely handy and neat little devices.
I have always wanted a spectrum analyzer myself (but have never even had a go with one)!