At the time I had about 50 million gil, but that wasn't the point. I wanted the Rare/ex.
Bummer about wasting time that could've been better spent farming and buying an ebow, then augmenting/socketing it to get a ex version anyways :P
I would be pretty surprised if people were trying to spam ebow for augments since it essentially gives the 4 main stats you would want anyways (agi/str/ratk/racc) and it seems like you have significantly lower odds getting duplicate stats on a weapon. Though if it can be socketed it could definitely get even better.
Nyzul is definitely a good way to aim for the NMs, have run into 3 arguses in a single run before (no drop, obvi). If you have friends available you can just do a floor 40 rq, killing NMs, getting tokens, and then grab any of the legs you might need. There's plenty of NMs that you can have better luck going after their nyzul isle versions since drop rates fail anways.
Selene's bow and fay gendawa at least provide decent alternatives til you do get a new weapon.
80 Pup Brd, 75 War Rdm Drg Sam Mnk Pld Bst Thf Whm Nin Smn Blm Rng, 72 Drk, 63 Cor, 50 Blu, 40 Dnc Sch