... I didn't find these 1Ds's at one-half the cost of a 5DMk3, wish I had, but it seemed that the reliable ones cost about 2100 last year. Maybe another year has reduced the cost. I also live way out somewhere making returns, back-and-forth a real hassle.
I guess I was lucky. I managed to pick mine up for $1600. (+180 for an additional LP-E4N battery)