That is interesting. I worked in the Audio industry and my friends are mostly audiophiles. I worked at a high end audio store (audio research,. etc.) and never ordered a replacement remote for a customer. Would be good to hear from a manufacture on the frequency of orders for replacement remotes. I do agree that a person can lose or break their remote. And i did say "may be". As with most things regarding used units, it is good to know the background. The words "may be" is in no way assuming the pieces are stolen, simply another part of "Buyer beware". What makes you think that "many people lose or break their remotes"?