Ed, I'm not disputing your point. However, my point is that the D-Tag system is the only timing system I've ever seen in running where races have chosen to assess a surcharge for recording your time. All I'm asking is why is this the case? Why, when any other timing system is used, is the entry fee $20 for everyone but, when the D-Tag system is used, the entry fee is $20 for those not being timed and $25 for those who want their times recorded? If the D-Tag system really costs that much more than any other alternative, it should be pricing itself right out of the market, especially given the fact that it's an inferior product that can't even reliably do the one job it's supposed to do.