I'm amazed some are still as cheap as they are. But like you i'm not willing to sacrifice my retirement for one. I use mine to plow my garden, drag dead timber for fire wood and snow plow the driveway. The John Deere crowd at auctions are what relly gall me. They will pay anything if it's green. I met a guy who had 17 trailer type JD plows at home and waas bidding on another.
Damn Yuppies. First it was pickups now this.