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Those prices are high, but unless you can negotiate a deal, you're somewhat stuck. Concentrate on those runs that can't be done easily later - meaning first floor locations or other areas where you have no access from an attic or basement.
And yeah, that 'standard' wire package is pathetic, and would be for a house half that size...
The speaker pre-wire pricing is the only thing in there that appears in-line with what others have reported.
Your best bet is to talk with your project manager directly, not the sales team, and see what you can do yourself just before sheetrock goes up. Backup plan would be to talk directly with the subcontractor before he starts work to see if you can "pay him directly" for additional runs while he's there to do the rest of the work. Cash speaks well there, "I have extra wire for you in my car" can also help...
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