if anybody is interested, Cabelas has the above mentioned for $99
there is an additional 20% on with code 3FROSTY20 if you can get it to work. may require calling them to place order.
I have one and really like it, but I use a homemade PID to contol temps and Todd's pellet tray, plus a few vent mods
nice starter unit.
I'd buy another if the wife would let me...