Ben, agreed, the prices for anything that is (should be? will be) in demand is getting a bit out of hand, but oh to be able to create and enjoy with the instruments of choice... Re: the Plex that sold for $979, I was the winner of that there auction. The price I feel was warranted, a full 198 second with footcontroller, manual and boxes in very good condition. I've been using my girlfriend's Plex for the last few months, so she is happy to get her mean machine back. She paid about $1100+ from Sam Ash in NYC for the same deal in 1996, so I feel I wasn't ripped off and seeing as the last four or five Plex's on Ebay were in excess of $1200, I think I got the deal of the year thus far. I've already had one offer from someone to buy the Plex for me (hell no, it's not for sale, i've waited long enough for me own!), so there is always someone out there willing to pay more and more and more,...ahh the limitations of excess...