Where are people buying their Skylan stands? Direct from manufacturer? From a reseller? What prices are you being quoted including shipping? Going back a few years it seems Skylan prices have definitely been rising. Sure would like to find someone selling a pair used, and I'm sure I'm not the only one to think that. During the housing bubble contractor speak was raw material price was rising and inventory was tight, thus the price gouging - then when the bubble burst the contractors labor and material costs really fell as they begged for jobs. Sometimes you have to wonder if there isn't a lot of BS hovering around the old "supply and demand" line.