i paid 280 for a shell with an msrp of i think 475. i got it from my local mountain's gear shop in march when stuff just starts to go on sale.
i actually end up paying less for gear because the shit lasts at least 3 times as long as dwr rated stuff that needs to be replaced over and over.
buy once cry once...
You are welcome to donate, but honestly i payed for a shell with 10k rating and im going to end up riding it for next 10 years. Some cant afford a new jacket every year and i dont really care if my bum is cold or wet. Id rather shred then whine. Here in banff area it gets really cold and dry so we dont get wet, we get cold, but i can layer up if needed.