If anyone is still looking for the AVR-988 for a great deal in Canada, go to Futureshop. They no longer have it listed on their website, or set up in store, but they just got 125 more in stock at their warehouse in Mississauga, and have a handful kicking around in store warehouses that you can get via a store to store transfer.
They don't list them, but they are still on for $799.99 as they are trying to clear them out for the AVR-989.
I finally am getting mine today, after 4 weeks of headaches from them. I bought it while the sale was still advertised, and then was told they didn't have any in stock, so it took 4 weeks, 3 sales reps, and numerous calls and visits to the store, but I finally got things straightened out, and now that they have them back in stock in the warehouse, they may reappear on the webpage, so if you are looking for a great price on the AVR-988 from an authorized Canadian Dealer, go see them.