Yepper,,, you are most correct, at least here in Florida.Yeah, most have the reserve price at or around full retail - with the starting bid just being an interest getter. There isn't a large amount of used spyders at this point so they hold their value - especially since most for sale are low mileage from people who didn't know what they were buying and no one is selling spyders at dealerships below msrp. The thing you save with the used buying at msrp is the setup/delivery/misc. costs. The trade off for a few miles (most I have seen have less than 1500 miles.
You did Good!i bought 1 with only 100 miles for 14k from a private party. it also came with a 5 yrs extended warranty, and a touring windshield. i was very eager to buy one, but i am glad i waited and shopped around. dealers around here wants at least 18k otd for a manual, luckily i got the semi-auto.
Now certainly seems like a good time to buy, many may be upgrading to the RT too....... I just checked out cycletrader.com and saw several new '09's in the mid 13's and was surprised to see over 600 Spyders for sale!dealer in Geenvile TX has two 08 demos for sale black for 9900 and silver with wheels and hinkle exhaust for 10500 .