Same reason I bought mine! I knew it would be questionable at that price - and if I screwed up the neck, no big loss! However it turned out really good in the end. What makes me cringe, though, is when you see a $30 neck on ebay and then scroll down the search list and find the exact same neck - same pics and everything, for like $120! I pity the guy who didn't know well enough not to buy from the $120 listing. Buyer beware - same as with everything, I guess.