I came to the conclusion a while ago. If I like I buy. Sounds bad, but I've passed on a lot of guns that I should've brought because at the time I thought they were too high. Now I just buy and enjoy them. Another thing to remember we're not getting any younger!
Yes I'd say definitely worth $500. I lucked up and traded a Rossi Circuit Judge for a 1950 336A Waffle top. Ended up having a really nice aftermarket Bishop stock on it. No rust and the blueing is still good.