Actually, the price is pretty close. I built this for $11, and I have around 5 feet of PVC left over. It's a great stand, and a fun and easy project.You would be doing well to be out of line on this forum. I think here that would more likely be a $30 stand. I remember my dad complainig once about the cost of PVC after I nicked all his. Other thing I learnt at the same time was be real careful when using the PVC glue. It sets insanely fast and you will never get it apart.