Oh yeah! I know! Toss out a gun scenario!
I have $500 in my pocket. I need a shotgun that's as multi-purpose as possible.
I need to be able to hunt with it.
I need to be able to use it for home defense.
It needs to be usable by my wife, with her bad back.
It can be any kind of action EXCEPT for semi-auto, just because I'm old fashioned.