I quickly learned I should have put that $250 towards boos instead.
Ouch, yeah im sorry... Ive owned a few of these and they just dont have a following. Then you randomly get a guy that thinks because it says AMF its worth gold but they just arent. I had a red one that someone gave me, then i found one just like yours i got for $35. I had another one years back but i dont remember much about it. You at-least have the nicer model.
Now with that being said, you already own it. If you just like it than fix it up and ride it around. Atleast get some enjoyment out of it.