I guess I haven't explained myself properly as when I mean it's a false economy the prices are currently being driven up by people on these sites suddenly wanting them because others here have them. In a few years they will no longer be the prized possession and thus the prices will again fall. I have seen this happen with other things like 201K Singer Sewing machines that were being wheeled and dealed for up to US$1600 and then when most people had one the prices fell. You can now easily pick one up for around US$300 and for that you have to struggle to achieve this figure. Many of these retro items run in cycles and it's just all about the next thing that has its turn in the sun. I very much feel that 70's vintage TOTL Stereo equipment is now having it's turn and will do for a period of time. Mark my words it will again fall, but in the meantime enjoy it and don't get too sucked in by it all. On a side note most of our kids feel that this type of gear is awful and I'm sure their interests will be in other things that we'll never play with in our lifetime.