I agree...I typically shy away from atvs or sxs's with snorkels and such...the snorkels are on there for one thing and its probably been used for that one thing. A friend bought a RZR that had 30" Silverbacks, 6" lift, axels, snorkels, the whole works and done right, and he's had to spend a ton to put the thing back to stock and get rid of all the problems.
As for the money on the unit, I gave right at $7k for mine and its an 08 that had right under 60 miles and 20 hours or so...the plastic on the bottom skid plate had never had so much as a scratch put on it. Very very clean unit that had been putted around on...of course I had to change the oil, plugs, and other minor stuff because it had been sitting up a while, but I think I got a good deal on a nearly new unit...versus buying a new 09 for 2 or 3k more. But when I came across that one I couldnt pass it up because there were no 09's out there for less than $10k that I found and very few, if any 08's that were worth the money.