I started hunting local pawn shops for some used/pre-owned 'stuff', What a gold mine I am finding.
Yesterday I found a pr of 13" Soultone Hats for $75, a pr of Zildjian New Beats, vintage 1980's, as best I could tell, for $85, and a Boom Stand by Tama from the 90's for $35.
Never used a Tama stand before. Let me tell you, this thing is double-braced, very heavy and solid. It looks 'bad' just looking at it. I lifted it and was shocked at the durability....I have no need for anything, but thought I should grab it all, test drive and have fun...worse, I could always re-sell, hopefully for a few bucks more