Grainger had the thing at less than half off. The reason? It had a leaky regulator, so the the local Ingersoll-Rand sevice center repaired & tested it. They had to put gas in it to do so. Grainger can't sell an item with gas in it as new. This means a $985 compressor for $450. Plus the gas in the tank.
I took it outside to "try before I buy". It has a similar Honda engine that my pressure washer has, so I know how to set all the levers. Started up first pull. A little noisy, but pressures up quickly and then idles down to a whisper.
I'll take it.
Maybe now I'll get off my ass and install the quarter round on the baseboards in the house...