A little update on my quest for the second box. I work in Manhattan so I went down to the East 23rd street store only to be told that they do not carry equipment for Staten Island.
The following day I went down to the Richmond Ave store right here in SI and picked up the 8300HD with no problems.
My Mitsubishi HC4900 with monster component cable looks simply amazing! Highly recommend getting this projector - SDTV on it looks much better then any LCD or projection TV.