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Why do I get an illegal start at public in getPrice()?

 
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Because the closing brace of setPrice() is missing.

A good programmer's editor or IDE would point out this kind of problem very quickly. A simple editor that knows how to do Java code formatting would work well enough -- the missing brace would mess up the formatting.
 
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Usually you get errors like that when there are mismatched braces or other problems with punctuation in the lines before the line where you get the error.
 
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I don't understand, doesn't it have a closing brace?
 
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Look at setPrice(). The last character that clearly belongs to it is indeed a closing brace; but it's the closing brace of an "else" clause. There should be another one to end the whole method.
 
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