If you're serious about a Sony Pearl, I got mine from www.hideflifestyle.com
where it sells for $3,500.00 brand new. Hideflifestyle is also a Sony dealer so there's no shady stuff going on. At that price it's one of the best money can buy. Honestly, the only two projectors I've seen that beat it (I'm sure Kevin Miller will argue this point) is Jerry's Meridian and the new Marantz VP11. Both cost more than an import car but look waaaay better.
Minus the setup quirks of the Pearl it's the easiest projector I've ever owned in terms of everyday use and the bulb is cheap compaired to the competition.