Can't say for the LL but if you look in the classifieds at ended listings there have actually been a few BHSE's up for sale; not sure if they sold immediately, the sellers backed out, or actually closed deals. I couldn't tell you what effect the secondary market has on pricing but I'm interested in this subject as well! If you read the BHSE thread it seems clear that there are more being produced and in people's homes so naturally there could be more popping up for sale.
Edited by Mr.Sneis - 3/12/13 at 3:31pm
I personally would bet on finding a used one faster than waiting for a new one; the better question is would it be worth it if the price is barely less than a new one and what if the color/volume knob aren't what you want etc. I believe asr's took a while to sell from its second owner because of the price, a small dent on the heatsink, and stepped attenuator rather than the rk50 upgrade. Then again different people have different buying requirements than I. For now I am focusing on getting a 009 first and determining where I want to go from there. At least the 009 I feel is realistically obtainable within a reasonable time frame.