I spent 950 quid on an ACDC Stealth last November. Plus all the the gas and tig wire on top, not to mention all the practice material. The price I paid was quite an incentive to get my money's worth out of it and learn a new skill. I have made the effort with it due to the price I paid. If I had spent less I might have been more inclined to leave it in a corner of the garage. I know it's not a reason for paying over the odds or whatever but I genuinely don't regret the purchase. Peace of mind has a tangible value as well.