... and although "some" collectors are willing to spend a ridiculous amount of money like this, I don't think it's fair to judge or put "all" of the John Deere collectors into the same classification as what you call abnormal.
With highest Sincerely,
Yeah, you are right, I definitely should have said SOME.
I know I have "stepped up" a time or two for some of the rare stuff, but I can't think of anything that I've bought that fell into the 'insane' level.
In most cases I've managed to get really good deals. For instance, I have a front mounted generator for the tube frames, and paid $200.00 for it.
Even in the "Bolens world" you see insane ASKING prices, but it's rare to see any one actually paying those prices.