Received the unit today! It was sealed in a plastic bag just like new units. No way to tell if it was new or refurbished, but no scratches at all on it. They still make these for England, so maybe it was new. $149 price included shipping both ways, with a pre-printed return label. I really like the getting a new one before the old one is sent back, so you know you are not getting your unit back only repaired. No mention of what would happen if you didn't return the old unit though.
So, if you can get a dead unit on the cheap, add $149 and you are the proud owner of a "new" slingcatcher, not available in the USA anymore! This could be a fluke, or has this created a market for "dead" slingcatchers on ebay? Buy one for $50, and you are in business for $200 for a "new" unit. Of course only the main unit itself was shipped, but the power supply ($19) and remote (never go bad) are pretty much easy to replace if even needed in the first place.