Yes the seller is a member here and yes the asking price is wildly high! That is a prized possession of mine, and while I could use the money, I really really really don't want to let it go. So that's why I bypassed the board and went straight to eBay, just to see if anyone was that crazy!
The 12o is NOS as well and really nice. I picked it up for $50 plus shipping awhile back.