There actually were some Shopsmiths that are factory painted gold, people call them goldies. I am just getting going with more serious woodworking and picked up a used Shopsmith to get started. The thing to keep in mind with the price is that there are numerous generations, upgrades and accessories that can make the used value range from low $100's to several thousand dollars. I just finished building a router table to mount on mine! Once the Urethane cures I will put it all together and post some pictures.