Saw a transmission main shaft and low gear drum assembly sell on ebay for around $25 each. That's probably what they are worth. And they looked OK. What is it with the high prices asked for these items elsewhere?
Agree, that's what I'd expect to pay. Actually that's probably on the high end for the transmission shaft.
Don't forget to add shipping on top of that $25, or if it's a local pickup, how local and what is your time worth? Fuel?
Used shafts in Lang's catalog are $65. New ones are $209.50. New low speed drum/gear sells for $695.