Yeah they say they have over 100 employees, too. However, I've got good news and bad news. I got an email from projectorplace (who IS on Mits' website as authorized) and they gave me a very low price <$900 but said "The free lamp has been discontinued as of 11/20 and not avialable on the projectors with the new price drop. Give me a call if you have any questions. 800 528 3611."
The shipping brought it up to just over $900, which imho, is a fantastic deal. I've got a lead on a HD70 for $950 so I'm gonna stick with that (don't ask it's not a deal others can get afaik). This pretty much ends this discussion for me, I have loyalty to Optoma and will pay $35 more for the PJ I really want.
Wish more of you would consider joining us on the paid side of things Found Deals forum, so we could really get down to business... but apparently they've realxed about talking about street pricing? (this could be my famous last post before getting nuked