Oh wow, that's a great price for a wonderful cat like both of those breeds are - not that price has ever been an issue for me. It should be a case of matching a cat with a person, regardless f cost and if the person cannot afford the kitty, they will not likely be able to afford other necessities like vet care, et al!
Any pix Badger? How many kitties are you referring to? I have 4 already.... sighhhhhhhhhh
"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats" Albert Schweitzer