There are $1,200 SOF's out there.....but mine isn't one of them.
That's the problem with SOF, it hasn't jumped a ton in price over the past 3 years because it's such a hard title to find and many pinheads haven't played it.
Once people play it and find out about it pinheads seem to like it and want it.
LIONMAN hysteria is adding to the legend of the machine and some people want the game now because of all this additional hype. (not great for buyers)
It's hard to find this title in general, it took me 3 years to finally pry mine away from the seller.
Good luck thedefog, if you stay patient you will be able to find it for $1,500 or less.