I chose a Breedlove mandolin over an Eastman for under $1,000. Here's why:
I bought my Breedlove online through Amazon.com. I paid close to $700 for it new. It came with a padded/travel case. I've had it for several years and I still play it even though I have another mandolin I favor. Here's the original video I made the first day it arrived from the website:
Now, my Breedlove is ready for you! You can pick it up at my home in Granby, MA. I take Venmo for payment.