Just like the title suggests, are some vinyl players more forgiving to crackles and skips than others? Does the weight of the "needle head" play a part in this perhaps?
I am asking this, because used records I buy quite often skips, or even worse, gets stuck in a locked groove. This happens even though they appear to be in near mint condition. Perhaps some of this can be avoided by buying a better record player?
I have read this question and answer, but my question here is about actual damage on the records.