I was at a local thrift store this week and found a near-pristine T-3000 with original red spiral International nylon. I have a few and couldn't decide if it was worth the $4.99 price(with cover). Figured 'why not' and went to check out. Didn't realize the store had switched to 'by the pound' pricing...everything is left in the shopping cart and weighed to determine price. The checker looked a little puzzled and I told him to shoot for 18 ounces(with cover). He said the scale registered in 'half-pound' increments and finally came up with a price.....eighty-one cents!!! I think I made out OK.