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I agree 100%! People's expectation of the cost of hand made equipment is very unrealistic. I think it actually hurts the innovation of the slingshot industry.100 dollars is OK for a handmade product like that. Come on, how many hours did the maker invest? Keep in mind what a plumber charges per hour. At that rate, the slingshot would have to cost like 400 dollars.
I totally agree with both Joerg's and your assessment Aaron. Even small wooden slingshots and bands like I make take considerable time, tools, and effort to produce. There seems to be a bit of a "It's only a slingshot!" mentality that many people have especially here in the USA. Maybe it's because of "childhood toy" status that still has a grip on slingshots for many.