I have a simple question... How can the same machine from the same manufacturer spec'd out identically come in 11k higher from a different dealer?!?!?! I am intrigued by the new "C" series Cat mini's, but they seem so proud of em here in these parts that they want $71,500 for it...plus tax and a $300 Doc fee. You know, I would LOVE to hear what "iowacatman" would sell this machine for at his dealership with teh following extras... Long Stick Angle Blade Cab w/ AC Manual Coupler High Back Seat 12 & 24" Buckets Hydraulic Thumb I assure you, I wont use what you say against my local dealer, but I do know of another contractor from a different region with of course a different dealer that was offered that machine configured identically for $60,221 + tax. I do know the angle balde feature will not be available until possibly the 3rd quarter, but both salesman based the angle blade quote on the 304 cost and added a bit to it. I think this guy is offering me the machine at full retail, even though I have asked for his best price. I know Cat is good, but....well, I'll just leave it at that.