The 'coin' is negligible, all things considered. Time is more of a consideration. But, to your question..... That is a RG Pro, fabric side, on the left. Brand new, but is sure looks faded. Unflocked. The one in the right is the cheapest version of RG, the ones with no fabric (I forget the style name), but it is flocked. This is in a bright Las Vegas sun. Notice the shadows for the angle of the sun. Now, two things. Which one 'pops' out? Which one do YOU think will draw more birds? Also, notice that 'shine'? Didn't think so. Shine isn't an issue unless you have the EXACT correct angle between the sun and the viewer. Since the geese are always in the air, till they land, that doesn't happen. Now, you might notice it from a layout, or in a pit, but not in the air.