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You would have saved money but you would have also lost some quality.
There is also degradation, especially going analog to digital.
Also, Sony has stopped the production of Beta Sp cameras so transfer is only getting more expensive.
Besides thats a reaosnable price for a beta deck; now he has a deck in case he wants to shoot beta again.