I was just in Cali hanging with some old friends and one of my buddies told me that he went to an auto/repo auction and scored the most killer deal on a 2008 VLX (35k loaded, 70 hours, mint) and there were at least 10 other boats there. One of the 07 X-Star's had a blown tranny (can't say that's not typical) but went for 10k. Put another 10 into it and wow.
Anyway, might be worth checking out if some of you have access to a dealer that can buy at some of these auctions. Most guys don't know what they are getting and tend to shy away when the costs get above 30.