I'd missed the $699 weekend but went in a few days ago to see if they had any American Specials under the thought they might go on sale for black friday. They did have a sunburst on sale for $749 which was very nice - so when i saw the 15% off coupon i wondered if they'd go 15% off the $749. They didn't but said they'd do it for $699. I left the offer on the table (would have been ~$640) with my phone, but they didn't call back. Oh well.
Then I got home last night and saw this beauty of a 1994 USA Peavey Fury on our local CL.
Long story short, $175 later - including a hardshell case and guitar stand - it's mine. I didn't A/B with the American Special, but from my recollection it's every bit as nice - and in "near new" condition. The protective film was still on the truss rod cover.
So I scratched my p-bass itch and saved about $550 in the process! I'm a happy guy! Love the old US Peaveys (still have a Forum and 2 T-20's).