Unfortunately this won't help for those who live outside the U.S., but I was able to pick up two players locally within the last week. First one was a Best Buy display model for $199 (not a scratch on it, but also no remote or manual). Second one was a brand new model from Circuit City for $289. I filed for the $75 rebate on both without issues so far. Considering how late to the party I am, I think I did OK. It looks like CC is still a good bet for finding a new model. If you are outside the U.S., I would recommend waiting for more units to show up at consumerdepot, or check out eBay. Many sellers there are willing to ship worldwide.
Your search will be rewarded. I am very impressed with this player. Just as an example of the extra mile that LG went to in this design, I use the HDMI connection for the projector and the component video connection for a TV. When the projector is off, the player senses that HDMI is not being used and will output the picture on component automatically. Also, the analog audio connections are active always, unlike the Toshiba HD-XA2 I was previously using.
Displays: Sony VPL-HW40ES | 110" SI Motorized Slate screen | Pioneer PRO-150FD
Sources: Sony BDP-S5000ES | Dune HD Smart D1 | Roku HD | LG LST-3410A HD-DVR
Speakers: Nearfield Pipedreams 18 (L,R,Sub1,Sub2), Pipedreams 15 (C)
| Magnepan MC-1 (WL, WR, SL, SR, SBL, SBR)
Audio: Denon AVR-4311CI | Bryston 6B-SST | Bryston 14B-SST
Control: Control4 home automation