heres how I get my bows.
Browning Tornado-new $489 bare
paid $140 after employee discount,sales,promotional
traded it in on an NEW '04 Jennings Rackmaster,ended up paying $150 after trade-in and model year close out. Was $475 originally. Shot it for 6yrs before pursuing other hobbies. I found a Martin Jag w fusion cam at the pawn shop priced at $75. I walked with it for $60! Then I traded an old bolt action .22 for an Alpine Impact Extreme RTS. Traded another gun for an '02 Hoyt Protech,traded the Hoyt for an '05 PSE Primos STL,traded the PSE for a '10 Martin Cheetah RTS,traded some old tires for my Cougar 3 mag w nitrous cams RTS(Toxonics target sight prong rest,just shy of 3doz arrows),and last weekend I picked up a Hoyt Alphamax 35 for $500. But get this. My ex-wife offered to buy it for me for watching her 2 and 5yr old daughters so she could go to the superbowl party. Lol.
so I have the Hoyt,the Cougar 3,and the Cheetah that I shoot regular. Traded the Jaguar,and gave the Jennings and the Alpine to my Bro-in-law to get him back into bowhunting. My first bow was a PSE F2 Maxis that I traded my electric guitar for in high school.