Sounds expensive. Just got a new cable core lanyard on the way; I think it was in the $40-50 range. They seem to last ~2 years of heavy use. Like you, we just move the hardware over unless it gets damaged.I have them splice my flip line for me at WesSpur. The 5/8th rope finished at 20 feet eye 2 eye is under 100.00 with out the clips. I just move that hardware over from each flip line as I get a new one. So about the same price or less than a cable core. Pretty justifiable. Way cheaper and easy to splice tenex dead eyes though.