That's exactly how I obtained mine!!! It was such a great deal I felt like I stole it! When I picked it up from the guy is was still in the protective wrap. I loaded on my trailer and he gave me the box with all the parts and accessories and I headed to the house. I bolted on the rails and seat and it was ready for action!
Snatch it up especially if its a good deal! Plus you can still warranty it through Hobie!!!
Just curious...have you fished Philpott Lake just north of you in your PA? I used to fish that lake a lot in a regular Bas boat and was curious. I would think that would be a good kayak fishing lake.