I have seen there 12' boat once, it was listed for $950 if I remember correctly. On the floor the quality seemed okay, but without paddling it and going on appearances only I assume you would be getting exactly what you pay for. The 9.5 looks like it would be a fun little surf machine, and may be great if you have a local day run. If it meets your criteria and your needs it could be a worth while purchase.
Aim low, they're riding ponies.