You ain’t wrong about used pups, especially dimarzios. I almost always buy used pickups and I remember paying around $30 or so for decently used and now usually about $60 for pups with 4 inches of lead missing. Pickups buyers have become just as name conscious as everything else and I feel like some players aren’t concerned with the sound, just the name. Seriously, I see practically destroyed liquifires and nazguls going for nearly new cost. It’s even worse for Bareknuckles and similar boutique brands.