The price seems way too high but the P&P within the UK is so wrong.
I also have noticed that MKII's have gone up a bit lately, the last few years have seen quite a hike from what I have seen.
I think that quite a number of people have moved over from TR items because in comparison MKII's and the like are so much cheaper than M40's or whatever and I am one of those who did this a few years back, though not because of the prices. Also the fakes are not so well done as they are for tr and if you get it wrong the losses are not so high. There are still plenty of sensible priced MKII's out there, I could have bought a few the other day, Police, Warden, RP etc all for less than £40-45ish and a plain green one for £35.