Switches - Button
Exact prices change frequently, which is why only approximate ranges are listed.
$ - Under $5
$$ - Between $6 and $50
$$$ - Between $51 and $250
$$$$ - Over $250
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Written by Bronwyn Lamond, Last Revision May 2018