Ended up with two IBM SAS controllers from a personal upgrade of a few servers I own (or more correctly their drive subsystems). The units are new (never unboxed), but its too much of an issue to return them to the supplier (paper work is evil).
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I paid $210 for them each, offers around there could be good.
Of interest I *think* IBM get these units from LSI and rebrand them ... total side note
PM me if your interested. First come First serve basis. Will be sending via courier for an additional $6-$15 depending on location.