I was just talking to pirate_chick69 and she told me that LiveJournal is hosting a 24 hour permanent account sale on Tuesday, June 7, 2005. Apparently, the price is $150, and you get a lifetime of paid account benefits plus 100 user icons!
ETA: This is the first sale in two years. The last time this was offered, the price was $100. So, if you're gonna buy one, you might want to do it now.