Do these things ever go on sale at any of the popular stores? I placed an ad in the 'want to buy" section here, but thought I'd ask here if anyone knows of a deal on one. Everyone I see is $199 (Not the IR one)plus about $39 bucks for the case.
It's been awhile since the IP, so this may not be timely for you. One method to reduce the cost is wait until one of the online retailers runs a promotion. MidwayUSA, Sinclair/Brownell, even Graf or Precision Reloading will have $$'s off with a minimum purchase from time to time. For items like the CED that rarely (if ever) go on sale that would be the way to save some money.
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