You might want to check eCost.com. They are ~$1820 US with ~$80 to ship to Central NY state. They also ship to Canada. If you can qualify for BillMeLater, you get 6 months interest free to pay for it (or arrange a bank loan).
I am also shopping for an iPF5000 at a good price. I have an Epson 1280 with a MediaStreet Niagara II bulk ink system and pigment ink. I have a love/hate relationship with it. When I want to casually print a couple of prints, they are bang on. When I really want/need to make a couple of prints, it gets petulant and colors are off, nozzle check pattern shows clogged nozzles even after several cleanings. Yet, if I leave it to to sulk for a couple of days, it prints as if the previous problems were just a bad memory.