hmm, well then think about it this way, those baskets are from bestop, they are $93 each (3x93=$279) add onto that 3 sets of cross bars, cheap ones can be found for bout $100 a pair(3x100=$300) and the mounting rack, another $300. all that together is a little under $900, so considering what the owner most likely has into it, $500 seems like a pretty good price. now u may be able to get him down to $300 depending on how desperate he is to sell. now this is all assuming that mounting set up is what i think it is. see if you cant get more information out of him about it. that will give you the ability to be make more of an informed decision.