Jeez, I’m beginning to think we’re blinded by the prices of home electronics because, well, isn’t that just the market? I mean, the markup seems to be huge. Of course, this observation is based on the MSRP system, which everybody “knows” is unrealistic, right? (sarcasm) I see a surge protector that lists at $199 online at $145, about 25% markdown. And don’t employees at big chain stores relate they get 60% off! What sparks my rant is I just bought a new Fridgidaire Gallery gas range/electronic controlled electric oven – a wonderful cook’s stove – for $1475 (just about MSRP) but to me the value in this big piece of equipment is stunning. It cost another $350 for a licensed contractor to add a gas line into my kitchen and install the unit. Then I think that the total cost is equivalent to a Rotel 1066 and wonder: what’s it all really worth?