I treated myself to one on my birthday last Thursday, I got mine at Cliff's in Meridian. He didn't have them out but I was looking at some "odds and ends" that were behind a counter and the guy (wasn't Cliff, Gary I think) brought out a new one from another room.
I think the price was 160 and then they had some 20 rd. magazines that were 20 bucks a pop. I know many people regard the SKS as junk or what have you, but after shooting a friend of mine's I liked it enough to add one to my collection. For the price it was pretty hard to beat!
Right now I am looking at putting a scope on it but I am running into some problems. From what I can tell there are a couple different ways for them to attach, one being on a rail and the other is a process where they attach it directly to the bolt cover? ..so that you don't have to remove the scope when cleaning the rifle after use. I don't know a lot about this particular rifle but I'm learning. I also ordered a bi-pod for it and in that case there are 2 different kinds, one is a lug mounted (by all means, anyone feel free to correct my terminology) in which you must remove the bayonet in order to attach the bi-pod. The other is a clamp style that clamps over part of the barrel.
Anyone with suggestions or ideas on scopes for the SKS please reply, I was looking on Cabela's at some but all the user reviews there were pretty negative because there ended up being "filing" involved with getting the scope to fit properly. I've read where in general the SKS is not the most user friendly or practical rifle in general to apply a scope to. Perhaps a replacement rail and a red dot would be more appropriate.