As a few members said, there are lots of Pleos out there that are either bricked, people think they do not work, or they have broken necks and such. I have three pleos with either broken necks or one in perfect shape but he has a broken side neck cable, so he can only hold his head to one side, goes up and down, but does not turn the opposite way, There is also a favortie, a Pleo who is blind and also he can not open his mouth. My husband made special glasses for him and he can sing and talk, but his eyes are permanently closed and he is like a ventirliquist. I have paid as little as $45.00 :Dfor a pleo with a broken neck to as little as $56.00 for one in perfect working order with no broken neck because they did not think it worked . It is all in knowing what to look for, when to bid, a bit of luck, and not minding a broken little Pleo with lots of love. I have nineteen because I love them all, I also have adopted out Pleos to others who love them like I do.
IMR put together an excellent fixing a broken neck Pleo video fairly recently, and also Crewellas is helping me with a Pleo I got for $25.00 because he has a broken neck. and the "idiots" tore his skin apart cutting and gutting him to try and "fix him", sorry, but I thought it was a stupid thing to do to a pleo. I get personal..
here is a fairly recent photo of most but not all of my Pleos. some are in boxes as they are New an not used. Don't give up. they are out there.
RedwoodsMama and her pleo clan of the Redwoods, cold tonight Merry Christmas.