I ended up paying very close to, or cheaper than, Amazon listings. BTW, my local BB is in tax-fee NH. Here's the breakdown:
$3200 sale price to begin with. Then minus: $130 gift card (thanks to you guys), $10 rewards coupon, $192 triple-points cash back reward towards future purchase (XBox 2012 or Wii U). Final price: $2868 (no tax, no delivery fee). Then my friend just found this $50 off $500 coupon and I'll try to use it when I go pickup. If it is a success, I'll edit this post.
As you know, BB has price protection for 60 days from today on, nice.
I so wish that Circuit City was still around, it's never healthy to have one big electronics player in any one region. Although this BB treats me super well. Yes, some staff are very 'spirited away' and don't seem to care about customer service, but just keep asking until you find a knowledgeable and nice one who treats you with respect, as simple as that. Like the other poster says, if we all purchase strictly online, even BB may fold (they already retreated from England & China entirely last I heard). So don't think that BB won't go away. And if it does, what do we have left to browse and examine products up close and personal?
Thanks for reading.