Non-Heated Beds affect on 3D Prints

I'm looking to buy my first 3D Printer, on a tight budget of $250. Unfortunately, this printer that I found on Amazon comes with all the bells and whistles, except for a heated bed. I want to know if this would affect printing severely, as I have read that the plastic/ filament cools down rather quickly, and that it results in Printer "fails". I'm actually a bit nervous with this buy, as I don't want to spend$250 on a printer that produces 90% print fails.

An example of the printer I'm referring to is the Cube 3 Printer, Grey by 3D Systems.

• Just a thought - Instead of purchasing a ready built printer on Amazon, have you considered building your own reprap? If you look at a Bill Of Materials (BOM), and then purchase the parts individually from China. Not only will you end up with a good spec printer, but you would also understand the mechanics a lot better. For a little over £200 I have sourced all of the parts separately for a P3Steel v4 printer, w/ kysan steppers, and an aluminium 200 mm x 300 mm heatbed. Note that I knew nothing about 3D printing, 3 months ago, so you do not need to be an expert, just do plenty of research... – Greenonline Dec 13 '16 at 19:01
• It had crossed my mind. But I didnt think I had the Know-how to build one. Building one is starting to look like a very viable option right now. – GipsyD Dec 13 '16 at 19:03
• I would have figured that a pre-built printer would be the better of the two evils – GipsyD Dec 13 '16 at 19:05

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