A Futur for $30 is a steal of a deal!! They usually go for $50 plus even here on the BST. I think that you can learn with a Futur fine, it is all about technique, not gear. I say, go for the Futur. If you don't like it, post it for a trade for something else on the BST and I am sure you will get plenty of bites on it!
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