Sony SCD333ES - worth upgrading or buying new player?

Hi there

I have a Sony SCD333ES that is currently skipping and not reading CD's very well.

The problem is, I don't know whether to get it repaired/upgraded or just buy a new one. Audiocom are offering mods on ebay for £450 - has anyone had any experience of them and whether the upgrades are worth it? Should i just send it to a normal Sony dealer for repair?

A new player would prob set me back about 1-2k and obviously i'd rather spend £450 but not sure of the benefits....

If anyone has any experience of audiocom and their upgrades i'd be grateful to hear their feedback!

Many thanks

Brian