Stopped by a yard sale yesterday, and saw a new Vigoro wood handled post hole digger. Has rubber covers on the tops. Still has the tags on it, and not one nick or scratch from use. I got it for $5. I don't know what they cost.
I buy all my rakes, shovels, etc, at yard sales. Very occasionally, I will go buy something special, the last ones being a splitting maul and a pick/mattock combo, both with fiberglass handles.
But heck, around here I can get all the yard tools I want for a buck or two. And always in very good to new condition.