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Wilson Mesa and Sunshine Mesa are located at the base of the Wilson range and provide some of the best houses for sale in Telluride, CO. Wilson Mesa is the area’s largest mesa and home to large ranches and residential developments. The movie Sound of Music was filmed on this mesa on a pristine 2,500+ acre ranch baring the name. Wilson Mesa Ranches was developed by the Hughes family who once owned over 10,000 acres from Wilson Mesa west to Norwood. It sits on the big meadows and treed hillsides with huge in-your-face views of the Wilson Rage. Ptarmigan Ranch lies on the eastern portion of Wilson Mesa just 20 minutes from the Historic Town of Telluride. Ptarmigan Ranch is a subdivision of 16-35 acre lots with unrivaled views and privacy. Elk Creek Preserve, Frazier Homestead, and Muddy Creek Meadow are part of the old Hughes Ranch with dramatic views of Wilson Peak. These 75+ acre parcels have been largely reassembled by a conservation-minded family. Frazier Meadow was once home to a 12,000 square foot home that was torn down to be replaced by a small Mountain Cabin. Little Cone Ranches, on the benches above Fall Creek, Little Cone Ranches are 35 acre lots in a private Aspen treed setting.

Specie Mesa lies between Telluride and Norwood and has been home to cattle ranching since the late 1800’s. The mesa still has an open ranch feel as most development has followed the large parcel open range style of the old west. Specie Mesa Ranch, once part of the Hughes Ranch, is now divided into 14 large ranches. Yogi Kirst, a golfer from Pittsburg, developed the property back in the mid-eighties as he planned to raise his family in a mountain town rather than the city. Specie Wilderness is a private holding within a sea of Forest Service property at the base of Little Cone offering 40 to 80 acre parcels with the feeling of being thousands of acres in size. On the west side of Specie Mesa, at the base of the Little Cone, Top of the World is a subdivision of 18-35 acre lots. These lots offer end-of-the-road privacy with views of the surrounding Telluride Peaks and the Telluride Ski Area. Just 35 minutes from Telluride this subdivision was developed in 1993 by Morgan Oliver. The Peninsula, Peninsula Point, and Peninsula Park are subdivisions on the western portion of Specie Mesa developed by Bill Carstens in the mid 1990’s. The three subdivisions encompass 40-35 acre lots on a variety of terrain from open meadows, to escarpment, to densely treed lots. There is power and telephone to the lot lines and individual wells and septic are required. Great American Ranch, on the western finger of Specie Mesa, is historic ranch area once divided into 35 acre lots, but now again under one ownership as a large cattle ranch.

Horsefly and Iron Springs Mesa are on the north and west side of Highway 62 and have been home to cattle ranching for generations. The area was largely purchased by Bill Carsten, a Southern California industrial developer who has created some of the nicest residential ranch properties in the area. Brown Ranch is one of the best properties in the region. This property has a minimum lot size of 70 acres, a variety of open meadows, and aspen groves on rolling terrain. The private roads are well maintained and views of the surrounding San Juan Mountain range are exceptional.

Brown Dog Ranch, developed on 530+ acres, is a development of 15-35 acre lots offering huge views of the San Juan Mountains and nice flat building sites. There is a trail system running along the hillside below the home sites for all owners to use. Kick off your boots and enjoy the relaxing sunsets from your porch, or the world class skiing at Telluride 30 minutes away.

The Bluffs, part of the original property developed by Bill Carsten as part of Carstens Ranch, are 35 acre lots sitting on The Bluff, looking out at the San Juan Mountains. These lots are surrounded by towering ponderosa pines offering a natural buffer between sites.

On the west side of Carstens Ranch, The Lakes offers 35 acre home sites with an open feel and views of the lakes that fill the valley below. These lots are a short 25 minute drive from Telluride and Mountain Village.

Big Valley is an open valley with just five ranch lots on the edge of The Lakes and bordering a 3,100 acre private holding. These lots have great views of the Telluride Mountains and the Sneffles range.

McKenzie Springs Ranch, running along the headwaters of McKenzie Creek, offers 35 to 140 acre ranchettes on a gently sloping hillside optimizing the views of the San Juan Mountains. These large lots are amongst ponderosa pines, gambrel oaks, and aspen trees and home to hundreds of deer and elk. This beautiful property is only 30 minutes form Historic Downtown Telluride.

Frontier Ranch is one of the larger tract ranches in the Telluride Region. Developed by Bill Carsten in the mid 1990’s, this subdivision has only five parcels of 100 to 400 acres each. The strongest covenant on this property is that lots are not allowed to be subdivided into less than 100 acres. It sits in the special big game hunting unit 61 with trophy deer and elk calling it home. The views of the surrounding Telluride peaks are unobstructed 360 degrees.

Panorama Acres: On the edge of the historic Dave Wood Road, this subdivision of 40 acre tracts has variety of open meadow and aspen treed home sites. Just 40 minutes from the Town of Telluride, Panorama Acres is a great ranch property at an affordable price.

Colt Meadows Ranch is an open meadow ranch with 40 acre lots and views of the San Juan Mountain Range and Mount Sneffles. These lots are easy to build on and offer power and telephone service to the lot line. San

On the east side of Historic Dave Wood Road, San Juan Ranch offers large parcels and huge views of the San Juan Mountain Range and Sneffles Peak. Just 40 minutes from Telluride, on a well-maintained county road San Juan Ranch offers a quiet Southwest Colorado lifestyle.

Dancing Bear Ranch is on the Northeast edge of San Juan Ranch and offers open meadow and densely treed lots with large ponds and a private entrance. These parcels range in size from 35 acres to 600+ acres, and are a must-see for privacy and seclusion.

Gracie’s Sky Mountain Ranch: This property lies on the hillside across from the old Ski Dallas. It offers 35 acre lots of ponderosa pines and gambrel oaks with views of North Pole and Hayden Peak.

Golden Bear Ranch is across from Last Dollar Road just past old Ski Dallas. With only four large lots this ranch has the feel of the old West. It was developed by Dan Jaeger of Golden Bear Builders, a builder who has constructed a majority of the log homes in the Telluride Region.

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$3,495,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: San Juan Ranch

5 Bed/s | 5 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37297

An exceptional Charles Cunniffe-designed mountain-modern residence on a stunning 58-acre parcel in San Juan Ranch. 180-degree views of the Cimarron, Sneffels and Wilson ranges are enjoyed from multiple living areas, the master suite, kitchen and the guest master bedroom as well as the extensive patio. A gourmet chef's kitchen features top of the line appliances including a Bosch double electric oven, Wolf gas and Dacor ceramic ranges, Dacor warming drawer, Sub Zero refrigerator, and a trash compactor. Knotted Maple vaulted ceilings throughout the main floor with accents of recessed lighting. The oversized 3-bay garage can accommodate four full-size vehicles and storage. A reverse-osmosis water purification system, solar hot water heating system and a 30 Kw generator are also included.

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$2,741,700

Major Area: Specie - 44 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Top of the World

4 Bed/s | 4 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35791

Are you ready to live in a serene setting beneath Little Cone amongst quaking aspens and roaming elk under quiet cobalt skies? If so, then immerse yourself in the creature comforts of 192 Top of the World Ranch, situated upon 57 tranquil acres with an ideal blend of gentle meadows, aspens, a placid pond with frontage on Specie Creek. This elegant stone and log home affords 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with an open floor plan that flows from the grand living room into the dining area and spacious kitchen. Dog lovers will be in heaven if desirous of a spacious indoor kennel which can also be converted to a hobby room. A separate lower level kitchen and generous rec area round out this immaculately constructed home.

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$2,690,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: None

6 Bed/s | 4 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36881

Camp Hidden Bear offers a galaxy of improvements including the primary ranch quarters, a classic bunkhouse, Little Bear cabin, High Camp Hideout & a newly built timber frame horse barn. Hidden Bear has incomparable panache drawing extended family year after year. Unplugged places are getting harder to find, but here, close to nature's heart is a visionary owner who crafted a special place in sync with the environment, building & creating, going from one beautiful form to another. Embrace these good old days with vintage artisan buildings manifested in the legacy of the early West. This contemporary compound belongs to the 21st century but pays homage to the past. Displaying an honesty of materials & expressing a pride of place, Hidden Bear doles out a big dose of Colorado authenticity.

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$2,650,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: San Juan Ranch

6 Bed/s | 5 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37571

This is not your average ranch property! A truly unique offering, three separate structures and 164 acres make up the ''Not Yet'' Ranch in the gated San Juan Ranch development. A beautiful 45 minute drive from Telluride takes you to this gorgeous knoll top estate with views in every direction. The property is comprised of a fabulous main home made of mostly recycled materials attached by a covered walk way to the 3 bedroom / 3 bathroom guest house surrounded by 360 degree views of all the major mountain ranges in the area. A detached garage/barn with a one bedroom guest house or caretakers unit rounds out this gorgeous property. Wildlife is abundant in the front yard. A must see for those wanting land, views, and privacy- with a sub $3 million price tag, this won't last long!

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$2,495,000

Major Area: Wilson Mesa - 43 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Wilson Mesa Ranches

4 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37325

Standing like a sentinel, this classic log home commands the high point above vast acreage of bordering state lands backdropped by unsurpassed mountain vistas. The photos truly cannot and do not do justice to the setting, or to the views from these exterior lots. The home features a total of four bedrooms - three suites in all with one found on the ground level. The Great Room features wide-plank white oak floors, a stone-framed wood-burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings and double-story windows. Milled French Stone floors tie the open kitchen to the dining room, an ideal setting for preparing large feasts to share with friends and neighbors, while snow-capped peaks fill each window. Extra building site for a second home and guest house. Privacy, views, quality and character - a rare find.

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$1,750,000

Major Area: Wilson Mesa - 43 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Wilson Mesa Ranches

5 Bed/s | 4 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37300

Sunny and spacious five bedroom home gracefully set on a seven acre parcel in Wilson Mesa Ranches. High vaulted ceilings and the east facing bank of windows of the great room capture sweeping views of the Wilson, Sunshine and Dolores peaks which are forever protected by ample open space. The five bedrooms and two additional sleeping areas promote large gatherings of extended family and friends. A generously proportioned art studio above the garage provides the opportunity to develop luxurious quarters suitable for long term guests or caretakers.

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$1,650,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Bluffs

7 Bed/s | 5 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37245

Beautifully appointed, private ranch setting with ample sun and a spacious floorplan; this 7 bedroom, 6 bath, 7,617 square foot, Lipkin-Warner designed contemporary home captures abundant natural light and panoramic views of the Sneffles range. The tastefully designed and fully furnished custom home includes a gourmet chef's kitchen, home theater, master suite with sitting area, in-home gym, hot tub, 2 steam saunas, attached 3 car garage with caretaker's quarters and more. 38 mature acres provide both space and privacy within the easily accessible Bluffs neighborhood and close proximity to the Uncompahgre National Forest.

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$1,500,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: McKenzieSpring Ranch

4 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35091

A hiker's dream with quick access to USFS and Forest Service trails. Approximately 170 acres of lush meadow, Aspen and Ponderosa with deeded easement access to the US Forest Service. End of the road privacy, excellent elk and deer hunting with two ponds, 6 stall stable and guest house. Ideal equestrian terrain with high producing well. Views of North Pole Peak and surrounding mountain range. Not apart of the McKenzie Springs HOA, but shares in the road maintenance agreement.

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$1,500,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: San Juan Ranch

2 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36214

Incredible opportunity to own a spectacular ranch in San Juan Ranch near Ridgway and Telluride. This amazing property offers 110.51 acres and includes a 1,143 square foot fully furnished two bedroom, two full bath guest home built in 2012 with a garage and storage for two four-wheelers which are included with the property. Nearly two miles of off-road trails have been built providing lots of off-road fun! The property contains stands of old-growth aspen, a natural rock quarry, seasonal water, and lots of wildlife. A main home can be built on the property, and views of the surrounding mountains are spectacular!

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$1,200,000

Major Area: Specie - 44 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Peninsula Point

4 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37017

A place of absolute tranquility. This custom built, private residence sits on over 35 acres on one of the most coveted areas of Specie Mesa. With tasteful touches of rustic charm, the Eagle's Nest Ranch is created for living and entertaining. Details include 100-year-old Douglas Fir beams, metal work, halogen lighting, solid barn wood doors, and more. The property includes 4 bedrooms, a loft and 2 bathrooms. Large wrap-around deck offers ample room to appreciate the outdoors while you grill and enjoy the hot tub. Third floor Observatory provides 360-degree views, is perfect for stargazing and yoga. Very private parcel overlooking the entire Specie Valley including great views of the Wilson Range, Dolores Peak, and the La Salle range in Utah.

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$1,050,000

Major Area: Specie - 44 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Estate Ranches

2 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35363

Quaint and impeccably well maintained two bedroom cabin on 147 acres, which has been legally subdivided into 4 parcels. Sweeping vistas of the Wilson Range and Little Cone. Extraordinary southern exposure with a mix of Aspen and lush high mountain meadow. Two producing wells in place with one attached to a windmill filling a small pond near the cabin.

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$995,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Old Elam Ranch

3 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37426

This Old Elam Ranch parcel is one really beautiful spot and was owned for many years by the developer of the subdivision. The Ponderosa, Aspens and Gambel Oaks surrounding the home are extraordinary and the views are unsurpassed of the entire Wilson range, both Little and Lone Cones and the Southern San Juan range comprised of Hayden Peak and North Pole. Yeikes!!! The home support structure is built of large logs, exposed in both homes interior and exterior, yet balanced by the earthen plaster walls throughout the home. Great living areas are enhanced by a wood burning fireplace and the kitchen is wonderfully equipped with Italian cooking stove and top notch appliances.

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$989,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Hasting Mesa Estates

2 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37593

A recreational dream! Whether it's grand adventure you seek, or simply some quiet rest, you'll find it all here. This 1.5-story log house with basement lies on a nearly 40-acre parcel between Placerville and Ridgway, an area affording some of the most prized, sought-after scenery in the state. Besides the famed Rockies, an unparalleled view of the valley is offered here, stretching for mile after mile. If off-grid living is your cup of tea, you'll be glad to hear that the electricity is all solar/wind-based and the water is via a well and 1,500-gallon cistern. Thickness of trees and shrubbery make a fitting background for the 2,700-square-foot house. A hint of stonework trim decorates part of the exterior, and a high-pitched metal roof gives character.

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$975,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Lakes at Carsten Ranch

4 Bed/s | 4 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37010

Fantastic ranch property on 85.95 aces just 40 minutes from the Town of Telluride. The log home has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 3,227 sq ft. Enjoy the newly renovated deck with 360 degree views overlooking vast meadows that meet great views of Wilson and Lone Cone mountains. This is an equestrian's paradise with a 2,672 sq ft barn and large pond with water rights.

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$975,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Old Elam Ranch

4 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37298

A very comfortable home with excellent living spaces, in and out! Superior mesa top, off the grid living, with tip top power systems in place. (see Addendum) Big views and sun, with natural plaster walls, concrete, wood and earthen floors and fine finishes throughout. New bathrooms and large outdoor decks & patios. Main home of approx. 2,956 sq ft and separate guest bedroom/cottage/workshop of 537 sq ft. Large new grow dome is firing on all cylinders with numerous vegetables, succulents and plants. Here are some highlights; established mtn bike single track,18 hole frisbee golf course, outdoor fire pit, outdoor shower, and more!

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$895,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: None

3 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36770

Offering million dollar views at a very affordable price, this unique mountain home has it all. This beautiful hybrid Timberframe home sits on 35 acres where you can enjoy unlimited hiking, biking and serenity, all within a 25 minute drive to Telluride. Unobstructed eastern, southern and southwestern views from the main big deck on the eastern side of the house and unobstructed southern and western views from the smaller deck off the master bedroom. Sunset views are superb! With the hillside location and 35 acres, those views will forever remain unobstructed. Home has an extremely good well producing 30 gallons per minute, excellent cell service, Solar, Brainstorm Internet, and road maintenance by the county. (Usually plowed by 7:30am in the winter.)

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$890,000

Major Area: Wilson Mesa - 43 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Wilson Mesa Ranches

6 Bed/s | 5 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37306

Explore the many options this Austrian Inspired Family Compound offers! Situated in a gorgeous pastoral setting, this one Tract at Wilson Mesa Ranch comes complete with TWO 2-BR homes (Main House & Guest House), a 2-car garage, a large work shed/shop, a smaller storage shed, and an interesting arboretum, plus there's even more to purchase and enjoy if you click on 'more' below. The two homes have older floor plans that need some TLC, and this asking price reflects a reasonable discount for Buyer to use for remodeling.Tucked below a hillside adjacent to a very private alcove of trees, the two homesites on this tract open up to their own pasture and to hundreds of acres of open space pastures and forests beyond. The surrounding environment and feeling are inescapably bucolic, while the...

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$575,000

Major Area: Wilson Mesa - 43 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Wilson Mesa Ranches

3 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37640

Originally built and designed as a large ''guest house'' for the main residence on the adjacent property, this interesting 3BR home is now being merged onto its own 7.7-acre land parcel and sold separately. With a large wrap-around porch, the home is perched above an aspen grove and overlooks acres and acres of meadows, on down to Fall Creek Valley, and over to Little Cone mountain The rural atmosphere and views are infectious and inspiring as one relaxes on the porch or in front of the fireplace in the spacious living room. Just under 1900 SqFt above grade with a 600+ SqFt finished flex room in the basement, the house is spacious even with its unusual floor plan that could use some reconfiguring if a family wants to live in it full time rather than using it as a guest house. The 2-car

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$525,000

Major Area: Wilson Mesa - 43 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Wilson Mesa Ranches

2 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37638

Enjoy the true essence of an historic country log home in a peaceful beautiful setting. This rustic residence backs up to a private alcove of trees and is neatly nestled below a wooded hillside with meadows, rolling hills, and 95 acres of common space opening up from the sizable front deck. Despite the unconventional floor plan which might need some updating, this Hansel-and-Gretel-Esque home has plenty of charm - from the country kitchen, to the vaulted truss ceilings, to the outdoor fireplace on the deck, to the solarium that functions as a personal spa with a jetted hot tub and an artisan shower. Besides the main living area with woodstove and the 2 conforming bedrooms with ensuite baths, there are multiple flex rooms – including two finished basement flex rooms (great for overflow

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$485,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: San Juan Vista

2 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37501

A conceptually simple, yet intentional plan was the jumping off point for one owner's vision of the ideal modern home within the Telluride area mountains. Located on Hastings Mesa in the San Juan Vista subdivision, this two bed and two bath designed solar-powered modern home has distinct winged roof lines, an open living space and large walls of glass capturing panoramic sweeping views. The home is a highly customized version of a Lindal Cedar Homes model. The success of the design is visibly shown in the way the home centers on a connection from the indoor space to the surrounding and distant mountains, aspen groves, open meadows, scrub oaks, wild flowers and the abundant wildlife. The home's interior has yet to to be finished and offers opportunity to the new buyer. Access is seasonal.

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$279,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: San Juan Vista

2 Bed/s | 1 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37291

This is one of the rare hand crafted log cabins in the area. Situated in timber, backs up/adjoins Sneffels Wilderness (over 3 million acres public lands). Cabin has a stone fireplace, wood stove, cozy porch deck, wide plank hardwood floors, a generator and storage shed with dual propane tanks, a well & cistern. A perfect getaway log cabin and the best big game hunting in the region. Just walk across the property line into Wilderness! A rare gem indeed!

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$249,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: None

1 Bed/s | 1 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37032

This is the perfect quiet mountain getaway. With close access to thousands of acres of national forest and BLM land this property is an excellent retreat. The house has well, solar power, septic, bathroom, kitchen and a nice living area. This is the best that off the grid living offers, and is a must see for those who want to enjoy the Mountains

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$176,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: San Juan Vista

1 Bed/s | 0 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35636

Hand crafted log cabin close to Wilderness on 5+ acres. Alder Creek/ Dallas Trails short hike to trailheads. Affordable escape/getaway cabin for all year adventure. Nestled in Aspens. Water well, portable generator, antique propane cook stove/oven that works. Furnished and all on a super location! Room to add bedroom, bath and kitchen as needed. Private roads, access to 3M acres of Public Lands! Can't beat the reasonable price!

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