About 6 or 7 years ago, I paid $750 for 1986ish floor standing 504 in excellent condition, with negative carrier, inserts, lens boards, color head... So he seems very high. It's a much better enlarger--sturdier, easier to align, easier to make big prints..--than an Omega.
Hey...A fellow Wisconsinite! With a DeVere no less (I am jealous!)