B&H has the Elinchrom BRX 500 2-light kit for $709.90 (reg. $1414.50) in limited quantity. The kit includes two 26″ softboxes, a Skyport hot shoe radio transmitter and a carry bag.
The C-stand is a mainstay of photo and film sets. They are incredibly useful for a variety of different purposes, including as a stand for light modifiers and a plain old light stand. In the above video, Shane Hurlbut gives a useful introduction to the C-stand and how you should be using it.