Most of my AEs were purchased new for $75-$150. I'm not sure if it's not a better idea to just buy a new pair rather than recrafting at 2/3 to full replacement cost. Thoughts?
Sure- buy new if you are only buying at steep discounts. It's a good value if you are paying retail.
I'm going to send a pair in this week. (They're around 10 years old and no longer stocked).