Thanks everyone. Yes, I would need to act quickly, which I don't really like to do. I'm the type that likes to explore all the options, but that takes time that I don't have. I will probably take my time and wait for better deals next year, but here's what I found in stock so far. Some of these are more money or smaller than I had planned on but I want to consider the whole package, and I'm debating how portable I want it.
Apertura 72EDR 6.0 Doublet FPL-53 $600
Explore Scientific ED80 6.0 Triplet FCD1 $850
Stellarvue SV80 7.0 Doublet FPL-53 $655 (Used)
Teleskop Service ED80 7.0 Doublet FPL-51 $580
Teleskop Service ED102 7.0 Doublet FPL-51 $760
William Optics Z73 5.9 Doublet FPL-53 $650
William Optics Z81 6.9 Doublet FPL-53 $800
William Optics GT71 5.9 Triplet FPL-53 $850
Harder to find are mounts. I normally prefer a manual mount with slow motion controls, but will look at the Stellarvue option if I can find a cheaper tripod. Here are a few in stock options, including goto ones that would enable me to add an SCT OTA later. The Skywatcher apparently lets you move it manually as well.
Meade LX65 $500
Skywatcher AZ-Gti $380
Stellarvue M002 $430+tripod
TeleVue Tele-Pod $460
Vixen StarGuy $500
If you're not going for a 4" aperture, that 80/7 Stellarvue would be the way to go easily for cost.
You can mount it on nearly anything, so you could get away with a much less costly mount with general 80mm scopes.