True enough, but sometimes you win. If it really is playable, doesnt leak and doesnt need an immediate repad, then $200 for a bundy II with a link STM is a good deal. I paid $200 for an Antigua 520, came with a near mint Selmer S80 c* It was a very good deal for what is my front line alto, and the Antigua is way better than any yamaha twenty something that I've come across. I dont use the selmer mouthpiece much , by coincidence I play a bog standard recent Link STM 7, which I got it from a SOTW member for $60 to give an idea of minimum value. Im thinking a 6* might be a bit open for a total beginner. Its not clear if the end user is just starting out or not.saxdude48 said:It's really never worth it to buy mediocre gear of any sort. Your son might get discouraged and quit, and in the long run you might lose money trying to maintain/upgrade a cheap horn. $200 bucks for a sax is a bit too cheap, even for a beginner...in my opinion.