I started farming on my own 9 years ago. I was lucky enough to buy out a farmer I was working for. The equipment I purchased from him wasn't totally worn out but I have been slowly updating as I can. Right now I could really use a newer combine. I currently run a CIH 2188 and a 1470. I have been looking at newer machines and the prices scare the crap out of me. I really want to go to one machine but I am not sure but at $200,000 to $300,000 it just might not happen. Even wore out 2388 combines are $150,000 to $195,000. It doesn't help that I am a small farmer (1900 acres) How do others get over the sticker shock of new/used equipment?