On a bright note, they've got some of the new Mast-R-Lift II's which have small defects in the finish (zero impact on performance) for $249.99 regular $329.99. The beauty of this one is that it's designed to fit any router (pretty well) without the addition of collars, shims etc. Just ordered one myself!
http://www.jessemdirect.com/Mast_R_L...d_p/02120c.htm You can actually see the flaw in the finish.
A fantastic company to deal with (I have no relation to them or the company). I also purchased a Mite-R-Excel which unfortunately they don't make any more, it's a fantastic miter attachment, built like a tank! :happydance: