I've not got any tubas to play, as I've always had access to school/community band tubas. I've been wanting to get a tuba or (preferably) try a sousaphone for some time but I've always been lacking the money, or none have been nearby (being AU). However I now have ~$1600us saved, and am about to visit the US for a few weeks, including Seattle/Tacoma/Portland, and New York. As such I was hoping to pick something up while I was over, either picking up locally or getting shipped to my hosts.
Would need to be complete, and have a case that would survive the trip home. Lurking around here for a little while I've noticed that should be enough for a reasonable 22k or similar? If you have seen anything or are selling something, or just have some advice on buying sousaphones, I'd love to hear it.