While the newer models start at $1500, the clearance ones go for $$$. I hardly use my dryer, mostly for sheets, because I prefer to line-dry, so I need just a basic model (I think).
Would an older Miele dryer be a good choice?
I think you would get better response if you posted this question in the laundry forum. Most dryers are pretty basic but Miele's have reverse tumble, which you may or may not be interested in.