Yeah, $60-80 bucks to feed the birds sounds crazy, so you buy something cheaper. Much cheaper. But then you watch it get swarmed by squirrels, watch seed blow away or get wet, and watch the whole thing deteriorate in a year or two. And all the while you're aggravated at your cheap purchase while you scare squirrels away all day. [they get up really, really early!]Don't do it. Buy the expensive Droll Yankee thing and enjoy life.Note: You need to find a way to hang this thing on something other than a cheap shepherd's crook, such as a cable between two trees or from a branch that's well away from the trunk by 2-3 feet. I temporarily had mine of a crook, and squirrels could bridge the gap (rear feet on crook, fronts clinging to the feeder) and gorge until their grip gave out and coons would scale the crook, hang down from the top, and because they're longer than the feeder they could get to the seed, too. So, hanging the feeder on a wire a few feet below a branch and away from the trunk is the perfect solution.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]