I didn't want to pay the money either for a while. I thought I could just buy it, try it out, and if it didn't work I would take it back. Turned out I liked it a bit to much and kept it. It has paid for it's reach over and over again. Since making it last year I have hived over a dozen swarms with it. Many of those were almost impossible to get even with a tall ladder and most likely very unsafe at that. It is now one of my regular tools I take when I get a swarm call which is almost everyday right now.