I live in San Francisco. I was going to suggest you check the nearest Craig's List or eBay. I have bought two bikes off Craigs and three off of eBay. Look at eBay and if you find something interesting, post us back.
Shipping is not an issue, as I have a professional shipper that can ship a bike coast to coast for $700 or less. I have used these guys three times:
On eBay, I'd start by entering "Ducati" as a search term, then "sort by highest price first" and see what pops up in your price range.
On my 998 I saved about $4000 off of what they were going for at the time.
See what there is, then get back to me. There are lots of tips and tricks to make sure you don't get burned on eBay. Generally, best to look for low mileage bike that a seller is getting rid of for a legit reason.
Here is eBay search under "Ducati"
Here is the search term "Ducati red" a narrower search:
Here is "Ducati red supersport"
There are some members in here who swear by eBay, others who would not buy a bike sight unseen. By the way, eBay reports that their BIGGEST sales category is eBay Motors and vehicles. So, I'm not alone.