I know the feeling. If you watch the Jobo used pages on the Jobo website you can some times find good deals. The 4x5 single reel kit used to be [might still be] on sale for I guess half the retail price. Brand new but rain damaged box and manual. The problem is the tank that it comes with is too small for the motor base. You need to keep an eye out for one of the bigger tanks. Some people claim they can do inversion with the single reel kit but I really can't believe it. I might believe it's possible to do inversion with that tank and the roll film reel but not the sheet film reel.