Yeah also, I will say, I know a couple people building and selling those $1500 maxis and they are nice, fully rebuilt, hop on and ride.
In 1978 my dad paid $600 for his fairly clean 1967 mustang (11 years old!) a puch maxi brand new was $350, if you count for inflation that's almost $2k, so a fully rebuilt, ready to hop on and ride classic Moped for $1500 is really a pretty good deal, maybe it's even got a properly built and tuned basic kit so it goes 45, is reliable, and pulls all the tail at the farmers market on a Saturday morning.
The other thing that's nice is that people are actually valuing bikes, parts, and doing more to save them. Plus guys like me can actually loose less money trying to provide aftermarket parts.
I've literally got all the mopeds I want and still managed to buy 6 or 7 in the last year for under $200 so it's all good in my hood.