Just wanted to share this with everyone. I just purchased a Big Shot from Amazon. On sale for $59.88.
No telling how long this price will last, it was $49.88 last night when I first found it.
Here's the link: Amazon.com: Sizzix 655268 Big Shot Cutting-and-Embossing Roller-Style Machine: Arts, Crafts & Sewing
Hope this helps someone that is in the market for a die cut machine!