Some would say the value of something depends on what someone is willing to pay for it. I mean its not like they are making these things anymore so if someone wants it bad enough and availability is slim he or she will pay any price. Supply and demand. Also, I don't think price would be that relative outside of this particular community or any like it. How much do you think it would sell for in Abu Dhabi in great condition, to put in one of their lavish Hotels, $15000-$18,000? And also what do you think you could get for it in say...Irac, 2 dollars? I also would think price is directly reflected from the buyer. If you are selling to a Pinsider who understands the machine and will most likely do his or her own maintenance then sure, i would sell competitively. But on the other hand, if i am selling a pin to someone who has never owned one and has no electro-mechanical abilities that will be calling me every time a light bulb burns out then yes, i would ask for more money. Quite a bit more.