Buy a used one!!
There are tons of secondhand Traditionals out there, most of them barely even used, and I frequently see them for under $250. I paid $200 for mine, including International shipping, from an Ebay seller in March of 2006.
The best part about buying a gently-used one is that if you don't like it, or want to upgrade or whatever, you can sell it and basically get the same price you paid for it.
Just be sure to get good pictures (if they mention any flaws, insist on seeing photos of the problem!), check feedback and generally follow Ebay precautions.