Last weekend I scored a hardly used BGE chiminea for $200 on Craigslist, tonight I scored a large from around 2004 in a nest for $220. It needs a new gasket, and doesn't have a rain cap, but otherwise its in good shape. I couldn't believe it worked out, I figured it was a scam or some piece of crap, but it appears I got lucky. I may clean it up and see if a friend of mine wants it, I have been trying to convert him for a while, and a cheaper used one may be the way to get it done.
The nest is different than the current model, and the hinge is not one I have seen before, its not a spring hinge, but not what I would consider the original with the catch just on one side. I will try to post pictures tomorrow, to see if anyone has seen these before.
Keep on egging...