Hmmmm... I told him I wouldn't buy it without a chance to try the bulb/check for parts and he said fine. Luckily it's not too far flung so it might be worth the time to check. But yeah, I just heard from a friend that he purchased an entire setup for 150 last month, so barring total perfection I'm starting to feel like $75 might be a bit much, barring total perfection. I'll definitely ask the local guys if they know anything about people trying to sell, and try my own wanted ad though. Silly that I didn't think about it!