Here's a hypothetical for you:
You want to get a tattoo.
You can visit your local, reputable tattoo shop and spend $200 in a licensed, professional shop environment.
You've got a friend who knows a guy who can give you a 'hook up' because he tattoos out of his kitchen and doesn't have the expensive overhead of working in a store. He did a riteous looking tattoo on your bro, and he paid a fraction of what the tattoo shop charges.
How would you spend your money?