Unfortunately, my friend, I really do not see the AUG dropping below 3g's. Maybe you could score a very, very well used green AUG for a little below three, but due to the rarity, modularity, and cool-factor (for lack of a better term), it will always command a premium. Since you already state that you really want one, this, in and of itself, should give you more insentive to snap one up, because should you ever decide to, or need to, sell it, you'll almost always get your money back.......if not make a profit! I say go for it, as long as it's the right AUG (matching numbers if that means anything to you), unadulterated (original, uncut barrel- which means knowing where the threads belong on a black versus a green AUG, etc.), etc., etc. Good luck with your choice. I sincerely doubt you would regret it if you got one. And like I said, you can always dump it for maybe more than you paid down the road.