The Epic X will be an interesting phenomenon in the used gear market. Right now you might get a good wave of second hand deals due to the stage program, but, through my amateur analytic eye, i believe second hand prices will actually go up as soon as the stage 2 and 3 costumers sell their stock. The majority of low ball sellers are the ones with a Red Epic M already, so they don't need the extra Epic and plan to recoup some of their money invested on the M with the sell.
By the end of 2012 and early 2013 (if the world doesn't end, that is- if it does than I admit, terrible investment) prices will rise because those searching for a new Epic will be either looking for a new bare bones Epic X with the price of 35 000 USD, or have to search on the second hand market for Epic X users that are not "desperate" to recoup the Epic X M investment. Also, we also have to take into account the upcoming "THe Hobbit", "Prometeus" and "Spider Man" factors, as well as the good press and possible nomination of "Dragon Tattoo" for best cinematography at the Academy Awards. And then, of course, there's the "Dragon" factor, a posssible 5 000 USD upgrade for Epic owners and a further price increase in Epic X cameras, which could also mean a further added value for the camera resell... My take if I was a stock brocker, would be to buy the used Epic X bargains now, and wait for a resell after this initial wave of stage 2 resells and Epic Blockbusters coming out. The demand will be there and people will pay good money for them- much more than the current 30K this sale is going for, for example.