I would find out how old it is. The MEC presses only sky rocketed in price over the last few years. MEC like others (MFG's) taking advantage of the gun/ammo hype in this country. I know at one time they sold for $219.00 NEW, that's what I paid for mine. Heck, I realize you can't buy a Sizemaster for that now but, why get boned on the price of a used one. If the guy is any friend to you he should cut you a break. He got his money out of it.