Keep your eyes peeled. They do come up, and at good prices. Have to keep looking and have the cash on hand. See if you have a local gun classifieds for your area / state. Also, Gunbroker will surprise you sometimes. It is a hunt, no doubt, but you gotta be persistent. The worst is when you finally find that deal, but the wallet is empty!
I also have no desire to pay these high prices. I get the availability issues, but some patience and persistence will pay off. If you happen upon one of the good Gunbroker deals (and they do happen once in a blue moon), don't post it to a forum!
That's right! Never buy anything new unless it is unavoidable, in which case, this is not. Nothing worse than paying retail.