With the exception of the 7x17 camera that came through a friend putting buyer and seller together, I have bought most of my gear on eBay. My Sekonic 508 light meter came through that portal. When models change there is usually a rush by dealers to sell off demo gear. Last month's model has always been way above my talent level and easier to budget.
As far as we (Dolly, the girls and I) are concerned the July weekend is on. Thanks for noticing. Perhaps if you and others post something to that thread it will start the buzz rolling. It usually takes a few posts to build the enthusiasm.
I'm looking forward to July. That would be fun. let me know if you start a new anticipation thread.
Was at Magee Marsh with my wife Sue this weekend. Very nice feathered time.