We got Charlie end of December - paid $600 for him (pet). When we picked him up the breeder informed us that she changed the Pet Contract so we could show him if we wanted to - he had gotten better then origianlly thought
He's neutered of course (breeder did him before we picked him up).
Most of the ocicat breeders I contacted for pets were running about the same price for pets - $600 (plus shipping if necessary).
They are GREAT cats - I know I'll always have an Oci in the house - I do want another one (Charlie is chocolate spotted), but a chocolate-silver one
Be prepared for ACTIVE cats - if you don't have other active cats or a dog in the house, don't get an oci - they need attention and get bored quickly if they don't have someone to play with
They are very smart too. Keno (our lab) loves playing the "Find It" game in the house with treats. Charlie shadows Keno in the game looking for the treats too
There are several Ocicat breeders on the east coast - I can help you with breeder names/websites, since I checked about 7 breeders out looking for Oci's
I'd recommend you try to narrow it down on colors you like. Also Oci's come in the classic tabby and "ghost"/pointed pattern with spots and some that are ticked like the abys. Because the breed was created from Abys, American SH (for the silver gene), and Siamese, you still get the non-spotted patterns from time to time.
Most breeders will charge less for the non-spotted ones as everyone seems to be hooked on spots