The manufacturers don’t have it much better, guys. These boutique business concerns mentioned above are their personal passion, and as a group we are fairly thrifty stewards of our bucks. They have to compete against each other and also against us, actually, and a number of shooters could host entire matches. If spread out a different way, there may be the next 25 years worth of of gear already in safes. I’ve wondered if our golden age of selection is sustainable. Buying new, even if it’s only on sales, keeps the manufacturers orders coming in and employees working. Classifieds can still help manufacturers if sellers mainly spend the $ on new gear.