From memory the EXP was a budget REV 1.5 at just under 150 so I'm sure the Rev I has always been GBP200+ even in 1998 hasn't it?
Looking at my online shrine o' stuff
.... in September 1996
The Kite Store would have sold you a genuine, accept no substitutes Rev 1 for £170, rising to just over £190 if you wanted to "Go Fabulous" (ie; rainbo
w version). Oddly this is exactly the same price for the Rev 1 as in November 1989
, so that's another thing they never bothered to change with the Rev
Like Bryan says though the price is immaterial....
At least for me there definitely comes A Line
where the fog clears and I just exclaim "how much ?!?!?!". I don't mind at all
spending sizeable sums of lovely things that I'll play with but... how many of the preceding Masterpieces get regular airings ? A lot of money for a bag stuffer that is just used to impress like-minded souls.
I like the look of the thing, I like the idea
of the thing but I've got zero intention of buying one.EDIT:-
I had a bit of a trawl and stumbled upon this nugget, "Masterpiece kites normally start at pricing well over $650.00 and some of the more limited editions have retailed at $1200.00 or more!
". Would you pardon me while I laugh uproariously for a moment. Actually, I might need considerably more than a moment.