got a new beeper

Got a new detector (just what I need) cause the price was right.  Got a Teknetics T2 after seeing in my latest copy of Western & Eastern that the list price was $499.  Thought it was a mistake but it was not.  This detectors list price a few yrs. back was around $800.  Don't know what is going on, could be Teknetics is trying to compete with the Makro Racer or they are trying to clearance them out but whatever the reason I thought the price was not to be past up.