i paid 299 for mine all black. i've droped mine in the lake and then hunted all day with it. i can say one thing you can get it dirty and it still works. i'm not talking about not cleaning it just normal "hardcore" waterfowl hunting, catails mud dirt leaves no problems for me. i clean it after every hunt, i like to do it.
This site is about having some fun, learning, helping others, and enjoying the commaradre' of other waterfowl hunters. And if you do not like those 4 things, then do not let the door hit you on the way out of here.