well i took the dive an got a pearson 30 1973. its used ............
I'm sure others enjoyed that you pointed out this 1973 is used. I don't think there are any new '73's out there any more. I bought my most recent Garmin GPS w/chart on eBay. You can often "google" the generic description of equipment you desire and find some alternate sources at good prices. Take care and joy, Aythya crew