I've been watching that since a few minutes after it was listed. I'm definitely going to do all I can to get that unit (I already have a spare pair of filters to replace the beat-up versions).
As for deals, I know how you feel all the way. I got a really great condition SRM-1/MK2 in the For Sale forum for $450, and not a day later, someone puts one up for sale in better-than-new condition (modded caps) for $350.
I figured you'd be onto it already. Best of luck to you!
...SRM-1/Mk2 recapped for $350? Argh! Could've went for that instead and saved a bit...though if it's just a Mk2 without a Pro bias port, that would have killed a lot of the appeal, even if people have managed to mod Pro bias supplies into them. I figure that any significant amount of money spent on a Stax amp these days should have both Normal and Pro bias outputs, for complete compatibility's sake.
Whatever the case, I hope the performance of that SRM-T1 justifies the expense over the SRD-7/SB + TX-SV515PRO combo I've been using up to this point.
My SR-Lambda sees constant use as the only audio transducer attached to my computer. No speakers, and the rest of my headphones and IEMs suck by comparison. Otherwise, it would have been sold a long time ago.
Generally speaking, I only buy something if I think I'll use it. If I don't wind up using it (or just wanted to form review impressions), I'll turn around and resell it. So far, I've actually been hesitant to buy more Stax equipment because I don't like the fit and sound signature of the newer numerical Lambdas I've tried, and the Omegas are well beyond my means...but my curiosity won't shut up about whether or not amps like the SRM-T1 are worth their price, or how Mad Lust Envy would compare the original SR-Lambda to the SR-407 and everything else he's reviewed already.