I remember buying my sks before the first ban. I think I paid 200 bucks new out of the crate at my lgs. :-D
I paid $250 for my first crate of SKS rifles. I sold them for $50 each and made good money. The reason for AWB is to control competition. Do you really think those idiots in DC care about your safety or the good of the country? If you do I must question your sanity.