I would talk to Tony directly. Maybe if you promised him you would eventually come back to buy the vegan artisan, he would send you a vegan practice strop.
Usually his practice strops are 7.50 with an artisan, maybe he will help you out somehow. The thing is, even if you did find one used, they don't really lose their value, ever. So you wouldn't be getting that much of a discounted price from anyone who just bought them.
TM's strops are REALLY worth their price. Everyone here will tell you that. You might also just be better off waiting until you do have money for an artisan, then I'm sure he would throw in a cheap practice strop as well.
Either way, shoot him a PM. His handle, no doubt, is Tony Miller.
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