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Your best bet is to search ebay and craigslist for a used & delete capable tuner.
The forum for sale section is good too but you haven't been a member long enough to have access.
Since you're looking at (mostly) stock power and deleted then you could expand your search to the J-67 (SmartyJr) also.
I'm running deleted and stock power with the J-67 and it works well. I used to run the tow tune (+60hp) but decided I really didn't need the extra power, just deletes.
Used S-67's go sell in the $4-550 range and the used J-67's $250-300.
As you said, the tuner needs to be delete capable and unlocked.
A tuner will display #Smarty# on start up if its vin locked and Smarty if unlocked.
Have the seller send you a picture of the start up screen to prove it's unlocked before buying.
A delete capable tuner will have an "A" or a "P" in the serial number.
As above, have the seller send a picture of the serial number too.
Dont worry about having to load a tune onto the tuner. It's not that hard and there's Youtube videos you can watch to show you how.
Let me know if there's anything else i can help you with,
2007.5 Black Ram 2500 MC SLT 6.7, 2wd, 68rfe, 3.73 diff
Edge CTS, SmartyJr tuned, PML xtra deep trans pan and 2 add on fuel filters
(delete parts are no longer in the garage)