Wayback machine is your friend. Just need to come up with a vendor that had an online catalog back before Xi came out. I tried Kaufmanns but the oldest page available was 2002 and they were already on the Xi
I picked up a RPLX (it may be a RPLXI but I'm not sure) 7wt 9' 5 piece on eBay in Aug for $375. It is a great looking rod and a joy to cast but it likes a 8wt line. I know this does not answer your Question but I feel like I got a great rod for a fair price.