I sold it at that price for two reasons:
1. To get the money to buy a good Honda Fit in the near future.
2. There are a LOT of armchair salesmen here. People talk like you can buy a machine, put a couple mods on it, and sell it for 10% more than you spent on the game. I'm here to tell you right here, right now, that is NOT the case. That MetPro I had went for sub-$5000, and it had a ColorDMD, custom sound system, DD Sparky, and about 14 other mods. On top of that, that game had 350 plays.
Yeah, I get it, you don't get much for mods if anything, but the ColorDMD, sound system, and DD Sparky were some premium mods. I didn't take a belt buckle and put it near the in lanes and call it a premium mod; I had 2 very premium mods - ones that you could flat out argue should add to a game's price - and a sound system that would make ANY "kit in a box" sound as flat as a 1 week old soda.
And FTR, I had others offer me at least $5000 for that game. I got hit with at least 4 phone calls in under 30 minutes for that Metallica, but I held true to the first person that contacted me, and I took an even bigger loss because my integrity is more important to me than a couple hundred extra bucks. You can't buy integrity, and I refuse to give mine away.
I will say this though: my charity days are over. MetPro was it. I'm not cutting my wrists vertically anymore to bleed generosity in this community. That ended lastnight.