I wouldn't give $5 for a Dura Force unless it was a commercial. But, I would be willng to pay 100 for this F engined machine. Thats just me. But, I understand what you are saying.I wouldn't give more than $75 on this one but I'm a tightwad. I bought two RUNNING 105xx mowers a year ago for $10 for the pair. They weren't perfect but they ran and cut. They are sitting unused right now. Isn't that silly?