I've mentioned that I keep track of three of four local gun sell/trade webpages in my area, but the past couple of weeks I've felt the "fever" come on me again, and have been scanning them two or three times a day. I don't know what I'm looking for; I'll know it when I see it. But whatever I wind up buying will have to be a "deal" of some kind. I don't expect to buy anything dirt cheap, but I don't really NEED anything, and can wait until the right gun at the right price comes up. But lately . . . Jesus. I think everyone is trying to unload some of the guns they bought at the artificially high prices a few months ago, and are trying to get 100% -- or more-- of the inflated price they paid for it. Well, the AR's have come down, but I'm not really looking for one. And the ones wanting to trade are even worse. The people making the offers are either ignorant of relative gun values, or think I am. Offer's like "Hi Point .45 will trade for a Kimber 1911" or " Have Mossberg 500 self defense shotgun, will trade for AR-15". Yeah. I'd like to make that trade too. Okay. I admit that when it comes to gun prices, I'm behind the times. But . . . $500 for a scuffed up Smith Model 10? I paid $230 for mine about five years ago. $650 for a used Model 19? I paid $275.00 for one at about the same time. $500 for a used, New Model Blackhawk? I think mine was about $280. Okay, I know I'm not gonna see those kind of prices again. But still . . . I see Model 29's going for over $1000! WTF? A Makarov for $600.00 -- a few years ago, when they first came on the market, you couldn't GIVE me one. I would surely hate to be starting a collection today.