I just returned from the Orlando Hamcation, and I was shocked at what people are charging for keys! One guy had a common base sitting on his table. The only usable parts were the insulator washers. I figured I could use them somewhere, so I asked "how much". He wanted $10 for just the base. Next to it, he has a bakelite base cracked in 2 pieces...why would anyone buy that?? He also had an incomplete British key marked $60. It was filthy and needed quite a bit of work. Another guy had a bunch of old keys, all filthy, under a glass display cover. There was one that was so messy I couldn't read it, so I asked him to take it out. It was a Speed-X with a worn spring, and somebody spray painted the base gold. I can work with that, but he wanted $40. The thing looked like it had been sitting in a mud puddle for 30 years, and the paint was cracking off the base everywhere. Of course all the new stuff was around $400. So, I left without a key...I'm sure the XYL is happy about that. So am I just getting old and cheap, or are people selling dirty, beat up stuff for way too much money? I was disappointed.