In Hawaii, there's really only Woodcraft that carries Festool. So $585. plus tax. I actually bought the Makita from Amazon for $268., no tax and free shipping. The kit with the guide was not available. It arrived in a cardboard box with a little paper padding and seems fine. The Makita container did have some weird stickers, but I don't think they were shipping stickers, the box and saw seem in perfect shape. It doesn't seem like it was a returned unit. Home Depot would not even ship the saw with the guide to Hawaii so the $320. plus tax deal was not an option for me. Home Depot would ship just the 55" track to Hawaii for free, which makes no sense to me, so I bought the track from them. They priced matched Amazon plus 10% off, so got the track for $85 with the tax. So ended up paying about $350. for the setup which is about $20. more than the HD deal at the moment, and about $260. less than the Festool.
I noticed that the lock that prevents the Makita from tipping over when doing a bevel cut does not lock flat to the guide, there is some play up and down so you still need to hold the saw base flat to the guide. There is no adjustment to make it tighter. Also someone posted on another forum to do the initial cut of the guide edge on some scrap lumber rather than unsupported in the air and you will get a cleaner edge to it which makes sense to me. Also enter and especially exit the work at full ramped up speed before allowing the saw to brake.
I have quite a few of the Makita LXT line of cordless. I am aware of the battery issues on the internet, but have had no problems. One tool that stands out is their brushless impact driver LXDT06. This one is the only impact driver (other than their low profile right angle one) made in Japan. Their LED lights are also very good. HD has always price matched plus 10% off online with Amazon, even though that's not their policy. Sometimes I need to call back or ask to speak with a supervisor.
Seems funny discussing tools here at AVS.