Most sites I see however, new prices arent all that much more than used so ill have to see.
You must be looking in the wrong places. You can pickup 2/3 yr old kites for a few hundred quid these days. Iv'e got 2010/11 rpms which iv'e bought over the last few years and haven't paid over £250 yet. $2000 on one kite just seems mental to me - each to their own i guess. good luck.
He was stating around $2000 for kite, board and harness, not just kite. That's a very reasonable deal.