OK there is a fine line between silly and stupid-----I think it was just crossed!!!! I don't know if that meter has some sort of collector or historical value but I could but 2 to 3 spots for the cost of that one. I don't under stand people sometimes, while it is nice to own cool nice stuff, the bottom like to me is the quality of the pic and the reliability of the equipment. That meter will preform no better or worse that my $300 558 and I doudt(?sp) it is more reliable and if it were I could buy 3 558!!! Oh well it must be good to have money to part with like that.