Hey that's how I do my boats. Picked up the 07 X2 I have now in March of 09 for $40K. Bit different times then though. The depression was rolling at full steam and was able to pick mine up for what the PO had owed on it. I'd seen it on Ebay and called after it failed to meet the reserve. Had to drive to TN from MI to get it and bought it pretty much site unseen except for the 20 or so pictures that were sent to me. Did the final inspection at a truck stop off I75 then turned around an pulled it home.
Don't know if you'll find any smoking deals this early in the season but if you're willing to look hard and look where others won't you'll find something sooner or later. Keep an eye on the Ebay/Craig's List post here on TT, use a site mesh for Craig's List and keep checking Only Inboards and boat trader. Something will pop. Just be ready to make the deal quickly if it does. I've found that when a deal does come up they don't last long.