No man they are cheap 8800gts is about $290 They used to be something like US $500+ .
US $290 is a motherboard + a cheap cpu only and then likely it is junk about 3 years old.
Well it is better than US $600 in South Africa for a Ipod mini the thing that clips onto a belt / colar.
My laptop 7800gtx still cost $300 if I am lucky and the same as a year ago.
7950 GTX2 for this laptop is US $550 2nd hand.