I am still swaying from the shock of it. I was meeting with the Music teacher and DD's class (concert orchestra) this evening to determine what instrument she would play....the Alto Saxophone was the result...$1,150.00! I love the Alto Sax...but not when I am paying for it. $ 1,150.00 Oh dear heavens I have chest pains...I know I will wake up tomorrow and see the purchase contract and it will say 150.00 or 750.00 right? *breathing breathing breathing* Could she have chosen a 450.00 flute or clarinet? No of course not. *breathing breathing breathing* Edit to say...what a great sense of humor DD has...when still stunned from the price tag she calmly says "Mom, will you lookie here...it comes with a music stand and a carrying case and look a ID tag"