Here's what happened with the $600 329.
I went back to the gun store the next day, but the 329 now had a $850 pricetag on it. I talked to the owner and he insisted that it had been mistagged the day before and wouldn't budge on the price. I showed him on my phone how I could get a NEW 329PD for $900 at grabagun. Still wouldn't budge and $850 is just out of my price range (especially since daughter #2 was born 4 weeks ago).
So I kept shopping and I found a Ruger Redhawk .44 mag, 7.5 inch blued that I got for $430. Its got a longer barrel than I'd like, but I thought the price was great so I bought it.
Another gun store has a used Redhawk .44 mag, stainless 4 inch barrel. This week I'm going to offer to trade my 7.5 inch for the 4 inch and see what the owner says.
I've attached pics of the 7.5 Redhawk and the 4 inch Redhawk. What do you think a fair deal would be?