After researching which model Chromecast to get, well not model, but which serial number range. I went on to TradeMe and asked a few sellers if they would mind checking serial numbers for me to see if they had one of the earlier ones in stock.
Hit this one trader up, he promptly removed his listing and put it back up as an 'early edition' rootable version at double the price! LOL!
I should demand some commission if he sells it!