Well, the young lady I spoke with earlier (2nd call) called me back, gave me the 499 price and free 2 day shipping (as a match for Amazon Prime). I didn't mention any promotion and never ended up having to provide Mattopotamus' order number as proof (thx to him for the offer though). It won't ship today, but it's nice to know it's on the way. I did have to pay sales tax, but I was going to have to with Amazon anyway.
As with many call centers, much of whether you get what you want has to do with whom you get when you call. The first guy was more concerned about his numbers than his charge as someone who assists customers. The second rep was super professional and went the extra distance. OR, it could be that as she said when I spoke to her the first time, they were being flooded with calls for pricematching since so many websites still have the 499 price advertised. Who knows, but what is for sure, that first dude was not going to budge or bother.
So for those that were shot down earlier, I would say give it another try.
edit - I see my shipping is express and above Michaelbeno shows expedited, maybe he got overnight, dunno, either way, looking forward to rocking super happy fun time 4k action clicky clicky go.
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