PERMANENT ACCOUNTS WILL BE GOING ON SALE AGAIN!
I bought my permanent account several years back, and it has proved to have been a very good investment. The L.J. folks must be doing this "to be nice" (as they note, many people have asked about getting them), as "back in the day" Brad used those permanent account sales as a way to raise some quick cash for buying a new server or whatever ... I'm assuming that the SixApart folks don't have L.J. on a shoestring budget, so the reason for selling these is likely not for the cash infusion, but because they're listening.
Just thought I'd point this out to the vast majority of folks (I'm assuming) who skip over the details of those news postings on their F.L.!