When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
€550 is nearly, I don't know exactly today but about £510, your money would go further in UK. I don't know what €v$ is but again it might go further? Eastern Europe would be happy to take that sort of money from you and have an interest in keeping prices high, they're not if you keep your eyes peeled. Its a bit of steel and leather. Shop outside the box!
Good luck and at the end of the day if it pleases you then thats all that matters!