I was able to snatch a NOS rose gold Meridians with a medium-nib for EUR130 just before Christmas. I had the nib exchanged for a stub that actually turned out to be a medium stub. The shop was making place for newer pens... me not complaining.
So that was a good ending to an otherwise fairly bad (personally) year.
Glad to hear you had a good ending to the year and I wish you a better year this year!
Are stub nibs sold separately? And would they be available in the US?