I bought my K3 in kit form. I think the cost was about $3,200. About 5 years later I added the P3 which I saw no point in building so no savings from a kit. If I can bring this up to a K3S for a G-note I don't think that's unreasonable. I did make about 60,000 Qs while I've had the K3 and I made Honor Roll so adding $1,000 after a decade of very heavy use isn't unreasonable in my humble opinion. Hopefully, I get another decade of use from the rig. If it lasts that long it probably will be time to buy a new State of the Art rig. Plus, I rather put the money into more antennas.
I'll call Elecraft on Monday to get a new RA (I can't find mine any longer and it may have expired after 6 months) and see what options I need to have installed to bring this up to as close to a new K3S as possible. I love the rig and see no point in buying a K4. BTW, I hit the big 60 in August.
Harry, K7ZOV, if I weren't having all these mods done I'd try Deoxit and the like. Thanks for the tip!