Just looked up a set of TI flats for my 5 string. Great googly moogly..... I have sets that I bought 10 years ago that are still good... so I get that they are probably one of very few string companies who have folks sell their strings used. They have always been like upright strings in that respect and now the price matches upright strings. I may have to rethink my need for the new TI's. I mean I think they are worth it.... but three figures on a set of electric bass strings is just not something I was prepared to see I guess lol.