So, for years I used a Crosley turntable/CD combo cabinet, until I got sick of it's poor tracking ability. My girlfriend had a Brookstone player that was a rebranded Crosley and it seemed to have poor tracking as well, though it'd jump in different spots. Luckily, we ended up finding a nice Technics SL-D2 used for $50 and have never gone back to the Crosley. Recently, I got worried that my tonearm setup was wrong and set way too heavy, so I picked up a digital stylus force gauge to check it out. It ended up being nearly spot on (about 0.02 grams off, which doesn't bother me at all, since I'm set at 1.5g), but I decided to experiment and see what the Crosley tracks at. I was stunned to find that the flimsy plastic tonearm on my Crosley had over 5 grams of tracking force and maxed out the scale. I'm kind of in awe of this, since it doesn't feel that heavy at all. I don't know if it's accurate, since the gauge is really only meant for weighted tone arms and tracking force differs from stylus to stylus, but I'm truly amazed the Crosley didn't completely carve up every record I own if it's tracking at 5g.