Around here finding a decent tiller for any GT under $400 is pretty good, I looked for two years before finding one for my AC.
In the search I stumbled over a few Bolens that were for sale and every one was either trashed or there was no tractor to match them to be found around here.
I passed on a super clean 1250 with a rear tiller for $1200 last summer that hadn't run in ages but looked super clean.
I just couldn't muster up the cash before it sold. I ended up spending $425 for one to match my AC, then needed to hunt down the drive parts I needed to make it work for another $250, plus shipping. I hated to spend the cash but the only alternative was to buy a new machine and a new tiller for big money. The way it usually works though is that as soon as you buy one for real money one turns up for cheap somewhere right after. A week after I bought my tiller I found a complete running Simplicity with a tiller installed all ready to use for $100 at a yard sale about 3 miles from here. Someone had past away and the kids were dumping everything he had for cheap. I sold the tractor for $800 and kept the tiller for a spare figuring that if I ever needed new tines they would cost far more than I'd get out of selling the extra tiller.
Ya but you guys in NJ pay more for that stuff....