The guy in my favorite music shop has one for $225, tax included, with HSC. I hate Motley Crue and Nikki Sixx, but it's a good sounding bass for more aggressive stuff, which is what I play. I'm in a tight spot financially right now, but I plan on buying it in a few months if it's still there. It does the neck dive thing, but I'll just move the strap button. The neck felt fat to me, but comfortable enough. I actually prefer bolt-ons, because they can be repaired so easily and cheaply.
I'll just tape or paint over his name on the headstock, and look for a goth or normal pickguard. The stupid bar thing next to the bridge is going to go, too.