MX, if you want to reconsider the MPD, I relisted it on eBay for $269 plus $30 to ship. It's in your price range and a better ski than this others listed on that page under $300. Food for thought.
Previous: 1993 Prostar 205
Red 1998 Ski Nautique, PCM GT40, 310 hp, , Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG/Zbox.
Be kind. Have fun.