I've yet to see a new Mark V under $1k around here, but thats not to say they cant be had. The top of the line Vanguards are pushing $1k. The Vanguard Series 2 Back Country has a msrp of $1399 but usually sell for $900-$950.
"Most people can't hit a flock of circus tents at those ranges." - P.O. Ackley