We actually do get a dip in prices in the dead of our "winter" (which means daytime temps are 30s to 50s - some of you are rolling on the floor laughing) - but the summer is fairly brutal, and a lot of people will only ride in the early mornings right now.
Since this is from a dealer they have to report and collect the proper tax. AZ is not as flexible as other states (like CA) with regard to this. On the other hand, no tax is collected on private-party transactions like it is in CA. I once had the opportunity to mis-report the price to beat CA's used-vehicle tax hit...but I'm just too honest
There is a certain appeal to the 2000 over newer bikes in the simplicity of the systems (compared to the 05 and above bike), and the fact that I already own and wrench on a 2000 RT-P...similar electrics, same ABS2 system, etc. While it seems that people still do their own maint on the newer bikes, it looks to be significantly trickier in some areas.
On top of that, I shouldn't have to go through as much acquisition of special tools and gear, since I spent a small fortune kitting up to maintain the RT, and already have the battery tender, Nm torque wrenches, hex keys, etc.
I've scanned to forum already to better understand the model year differences, and don't see any particular red-flags on the 2000s yet. Anyone have strong feelings for or against this vintage?