Hi! I've been looking at the atmega1284 chip the past few weeks, and I think it's a great chip if you need a LOT of flash memory, and more IO ports. The only problem is that the AVR it selves costs about 17$ with shipping from ebay. that's about the price of a Mega2560 (clone). Since I don't need that much flash memory, I started looking for other, cheaper alternatives. the difference between 1284 and 644 when it comes to price isn't big. just a few dollars (at ebay). still, the smaller Atmega32A costs about 4$, and also have a lot of IO pins.
does it exist an Arduino bootloader for the Atmega32A? is there a cheaper place to buy AVRs than ebay?