I bought a Oneway 2436 in 1998. So will be celebrating it's 20 birthday next year. $400 per year for any hobby is incredibly cheap in my book, but since I only paid about half that, it's really been a bargain for me. How much would you pay for making you smile every time you push the switch? Believe me, you almost get giddy for the first 6 months when you turn on a quality machine. Oh yeah, plus the several thousand dollars I've made each year for the last 10 years doesn't hurt with the justification either!