I just ordered my new (refurb) V1 and had an interesting experience. I first called in and was told by as pleasant salesman that they had no refurbs and that there is a long waiting list. I told him that I had to debate whether to wait or to get a new RD and would call back. Not more than 2 minutes later I called back and spoke with a nice saleswoman who told me they had 1 refurb in stockbut but they couldn't promise that I would get it. I placed the order immediately. It will be interesting to see who was telling the truth, but my hope is that the first guy was trying to get me to buy a new unit. If the RD ships today then it was definitely worth the 2nd call.
Also, nobody has mentioned this but Valentine sells refurbished concealed units for $35.