Okay first of all, my point with this post is not that any particular company or product is better than another or that you should buy product X instead of Y. I'm just pointing out what appears to me to bea trend in the handwound pup market and I'm curious if people agree/disagree. For some years now theres been a growing market for handwound pickups built with super high quality parts either wound to the customers specifications or be as close as possible to certain classic pickups...Many of the first companies to get a lot of attention doing this charged (and still do) upwards of $300 a set.....more recently it seems like quite a few new pickup winders have gained popularity selling their products for $250 or less for a set and companies like Seymour Duncan have started selling stuff like their slash or whole lotta humbuckers which are viewed as a step up from their normal lineup but are in the $180-230 price range. it seems like a lot of folks are very excited about these newer options and i feel like I'm starting to see them recommended and praised more so then some of the more expensive brands.......lastly (sorry this ended up being so long). I've noticed that the resale value on some big namE winders pickups have dropped off a lot....I just purchased a pair of humbuckers that sell new or $280 for $160 on ebay....I had my eye on a pair that sell new for $350 and they went for $170. To me this is a sign that buyers may no longer be valuing these products to be at the price some companies are still trying to sell them at. what do you all think? with all these new lower cost alternatives will these highter priced companies still have a future without adjusting their price?