Fair point on the price comparison. At B&H making a 2850 would involve getting the 2870 ($75) plus 2830 ($125) so $200 vs $500 for NEW.
Just to further the discussion, there is a discontinued Jobo 3063 Expert drum that holds SIX 8x10 films. Two of these recently sold on e-bay for less than $200 each. Anyone have experience with that one?