For anyone wanting or needing a decent crossbow without breaking the bank I saw a couple on the midwayusa website. Also a free shipping code good till midnight.
There is an excalibur vixen II. It's in pink, but almost half off. The other an inferno wildfire II package also almost half off. Might be worth tinkering with for only $225 shipped.
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