I know the new version is out and it is great for all the FX shooters...but I've been following ebay for a while trying to get a good deal on the VR I. Just wanted to let people know that you can score a good deal on a VRI with the bing.com cashback @ 8% and if you catch the right buy-it-now seller. I've seen them going for anywhere between 1350 and 1400 for mint copies. With the cashback that would be 1288 to 1242 dollars. Pretty good deal for a great lens.