It depends on how hard you plan on using it, I know one guy that has one, but he hunts very little and has used it for years. But remember the Maverick is the bottom of the Mossberg line. From what I saw of his you can see were Mossberg cut corners to keep the price down. If trying too save a couple bucks I would check out a used 500. Not the smoothest shot gun but almost indistructable.
I got one in 20Ga. three years ago, i use if for small game and it's a nice beater gun. I also shoot clays with it some times, it hasn't had a problem yet. The only thing I don't like is the safety position and how stiff it is after 3 years.
By the way I own three 500's and the only difference I feel is the looks, and if you keep looking for a used you'll find a nice one at the same price as a new 88.