I got one of those minus the rod holder and paddle for $175 at K Mart. OP said he wants a SOT though.My buddy got this one and loves it. Its pretty cheap.
There are a lot of people who own an older tarpon 120 or pescador sport 12 (same boat) that are very happy with them. I've used mine on lakes, rivers, and inshore on the coast. You could pay more (and probably will at some point) but they're a good all around kayak and great for a first purchase. If you stick with it, you'll own several (I've got 4) but it's a very good first boat...Here we go again. I've got a Perception Pescador 12. Love it. No problems. Ever.