Just picked up a brand new Nov 2012 Elite for $3500 from the West Nyak, NY Best Buy, still can't believe it. I'm near Hartford, CT, and the above post inspired me to call around locally and try to find an open box left of one of these to replace my 75" Laservue. I was getting discouraged and having no luck until one nice BB employee offered to look in the system for me at other stores. He said there were none in CT at all, open box or new. I asked if he could check MA and NY for me... he found on 'excellent' open box at the Union SQ Manhattan location for $4300, then saw another listing for a brand new one at the West Nyak store. He said it could be a mistake but I should call them to make sure. So I called the store and they confirmed they had it. I asked the price, waiting for $6999 or $5999... but the lady came back with $3500!?!? I basically begged her to hold it for me, it was pathetic really... borrowed my friend's Yukon XL and made the 100 mile drive to the Palisades Mall. Apparently it was a custom order from another customer that was refused, so it somehow got returned to their store a week ago. I guess they really didn't want the TV and had idea what they were going to do with it anymore or how they would sell it. They didn't want to have to open it, then sell it as a display model, so we both made each-other's day with my purchase! Got the TV home and setup now and it's amazing, basically a brighter 70" version of the KRP-500m I have in my bedroom now. Sometimes determination pays off.