I have 10 drivers shafted/gripped. Got another head, or 2, in a box and have a few shafts to choose from for them, if wanted. Total for all these drivers/shafts/heads grips would come out well under $300. All of these components were purchased brand new(exceptions are 1 TaylorMade R510 & 1 PING G5). This total also includes a Cobra I bought less than 1 yr. ago, brand new!
So, no, I don't buy a driver at $500. Nor should anyone else.....in the world!! Nor should they be bought at $200. If that would happen, they would all be under $200 new.
Same thing with these $30K+ trucks/cars that should never be bought for more than $15K. But, people are fucking stupid!! They buy whatever they DO NOT need, at a price they should NOT pay.