Hideously expensive would be an understatement, at least here in the US.
Well, I dunno. It depends on your perspective.
The average American household pays $217 per month for cable TV. https://decisiondata...bills-combined/ Let's say you want to buy a TSA-120 refractor. The cost: $4,430. Give up cable TV, and your TSA-120 is paid for in 20 months. Get an internet package for $70 per month, thereby saving about $147 per month, watch internet TV (Hulu) for $5.95/month, and your TSA-120 is paid for in 30 months.
The average price of a new car is $40K. https://www.cnet.com...car-price-2020/ A Tak Mewlon 250CRS will cost you $8,070.00. That's only about 20% of the cost of the average new car. Buy yourself a less flashy car costing "only" $32K, and in effect, you can get the 250CRS for free.
Bottom line: if you are suffering from Tak-itis, you can always justify the price of a new Tak--and it's even easier if you can find a used Tak!
P.S. I'm awaiting delivery of a TSA-120N right now. It's already paid for because I haven't had cable TV in over 10 years, and I buy less expensive cars. And, of course, there's the Covid stimulus money, too (which covered my Mewlon 180).
Edited by Oyaji, 17 January 2021 - 11:21 PM.