divadarlinn, Paddys go on sale all the time. Generally during the normal sales periods like right now (dec and june). It is possible to find them under 1k but you have to act quickly as they tend to be gone after a few days on sale.
Nordstrom has a few paddingtons that are on sale right now in the Mall of America. They are black with the limited edition black lock. They are all right at 1K or less. I work there, I could find out if we still have any.