A lot of places are like that. In fact I find it so frustrateing that so many companies only sell through their dealer network or other restrictive companies that at times I wish they would go out of business! I absolutely hate 99% of instrument sales models. Any time you have to go through a dealer network you as the consumer get your wallet raped! I too have been looking at some valves one place that will sell to me want's $35 for them another BandSupply place wnats $69 for the same part and they have the nerve to tell you that you are saveing something like $20 or $30 off MSRP when you contact the company directly to ask about purchaseing the part's directly you get told to see their local dealer or repair facility. Since my local dealer is Marshall's Music they would probably want $120 per valve just because they are always insanely over priced on everything! This is not in reguards to the Getzen by the way it is another trumpet that a friend wanted me to look at. So for me I have decided to do as much as I can myself and invest in tools supplies as oppossed to giveing my money to over priced retailer and repair facilities. I am sure if you look around enough you can find one on ebay or on craig list or if you call various repair facilities they might well have one lieing around.Places that do a lot of restoration work will be your best bet. I find part's all the time this way and usualy at a great price. I also have decided for the most part that when other options exhist for part's other then OEM to take them. SO I have no problem with the idea of putting a Bach Strad bell on a Holton T602 or a Martin Commettie bell on a Jupiter or what ever comes my way! I am int he process of saveign up to get a three point dial indicator bore guage along with chemicals and supplies for copper and nickle plateing so I can rebuild valves myself. I hate feeling victimized by the musical uinstrument and repair industry. Their are some great technicians that do great work at a fair price but most of them are so insanely over priced that it is almost offensive. Their is absolutely no reason at all for a valve job to cost $495 or more. Their is no reason for silver plateing an instrument to cost $600+ etc.....$30 to remove a stuck tuneing slide is just laughable you can buy the slide hammer and attachment's for just a little bit more then that yourself. It is a a 30 second job witht he right tool. I understand we all want to make a liveing but come on!!! How about we not milk people for all they are worth. It pays to shop around because their are some really really good shop's out their that have reasonable prices but they are not easy to find and usualy have awful web sites! Are you completly missing the first valve or is it just worn out?