ive actually bought some lg products on ebay a while back. i had a defective divx/dvd player ...actually bought three of them for 55 each or so to give as gifts. There were in fact refurbs but work great to this day , with exception to one of them.
the reseller directed me to LG, who said no way. Its refurb. Reseller replaced and even payed back 10 on shipping.
This product is new not refurb. They have 90+ in stock. I would say within 10 days newegg, zipzoom,and others will have these in stock. Then the pricing war might begin. 275 seems to be the magic number and the resellers are making enough margins. I would think if this reseller wanted to he could get 295 for them, however its a bit of a limited audience he would be selling to. Most of us will wait till the mainstream resellers get their stock.
Its coming anyday now.
Newegg, Zipzoomfly, provantage, etc. They are big LG resellers for optical products, directron, tigerdirect.
Give it a few days. All will be happy, except those that paid 275. cause it will hit 258 soon>