I picked up a Single soap bar Rapture a couple of years ago at a local pawn shop.
Yes, it had a $1000.00 price tag, but I didn't pay that. Waited a year for the price to come down... it didn't help the shop that the output jack was crap, the set up was crap, but I saw the virtue of the instrument and got it for about $500 after they "got tired of looking at it"!
Put a couple of hundred dollars into it to get it fully functional and it's my main player and my band loves the sound of it! They tell me to keep the RIC in it's case, grab my "green bass" (rapture) and rock it.
Looking at the price of new Raptures, I can't see myself replacing mine at any time in the future! Look at the used market and be ready to jump into it, if you see what you want.
Yamaha Bass club member 157 - BB1100s, BB605, Aria owner, Yorkville/Traynor member 62, Roscoe LG3000, Pedulla Rapture