Cascio Interstate has had two new 82z UL Jeff Coffin signature models on sale for two years, asking $3964 - the same price as for a new stock 82z UL model (and $530 less than WWBW is selling it for). So, for exactly the same price as stock you get a gold plated G1 neck and the stock UL neck, some other stuff (reeds, tuner, metronome, iTunes gift card), and it was one of 10 handpicked by Jeff as a "good" horn.
Now add to that that they knocked off another $400 and sold it to me at $3550 shipped - that's $400 LESS than what every other retailer is asking for a STOCK 82zU! So if I were to sell the extra goodies for, say, $500 (street price on the neck alone is over $400) I have just gotten a new 82zU picked out by Coffin for a net of about $3000. That's just a few hundred more than a used one goes for.
Cascio has had this listed on their web site and has been listing and relisting it on ebay for a while without success. Why hasn't anyone else jumped on this deal the past 2 years? I mean, even if you did not need another horn (and who can ever say that, anyway?) you could purchase this and always sell it later for about what you paid. (Maybe I'll find out when it arrives in a few days that it's made of papier mache)
Anyway, she arrives at the end of this week and I can't wait.