Note it is OK if the cartridge retails over $500, as long as it can be commonly found under $500. For example, the AT33PTGii retails over $500 but can be easily found under $500 new these days with little effort. Same with the AT33ev. I am hoping that others can use this thread as an idea generator for different LOMC choices. My list (with the price I purchased mine): AT33PTGii ($460) AT-OC9ml/ii ($419) AT33ev ($454) Denon DL-301mkii (N/A - came with a used TT - MKI) Denon DL-103r ($259) Note: Please avoid unnecessary grey market discussions that is not the threads intent. I will ask those posts be moderated.