I gently apologise in advance but:
in no way was the official retail of that bike £500.
It should have been about £299, the same as every other entry level 200GS/ cromo frame equipped bike at that time
Maybe the Peugeot Python was £499 as that had 531 tubing and 400LX...
I'm sorry again but have top take issue with your ebay description: it says 'THIS WAS TOP OF THE RANGE IN ITS DAY' - Pickle's Magnum was near the top with about 3 models to go before the Anaconda.
Again, sorry but I dont like misleading information .
I have to agree with this,I had a Peugeot Barracuda(it was my first MTB),this was the precurser to the Annaconda,frames were the same but mine had a U brake,anyway a couple of years after I'd got mine(for £295) they brought out the Anaconda,my mate bought one,same price and same colour as mine,both were a BOS!