Hope this helps someone else out there.
I have been looking around for sometime now for a good deal on a second Showstopper 2000. After calling around to all the Circuit Cities, all the Best Buys, and all the Tweeters in the area, here's what I found.
If you can get Best Buy to answer their phones, you'll get further than I did. I called 3 in the Mass. area with the same results. No matter how hard you try, you can't get a person who can help on the phone. This is with even asking for a manager!! Good Luck!
All the Tweeters in the area had open box items in stock. None of them would sell below their bought price of $280. (they're lying I'm sure of it) That's not so bad, but only a few of them had any cables, and none of them had the remotes. Tweeter likes to keep these kinds of items (low priced) on display so they can try to upsell you. I've tried numerous times to buy open-boxed items from them. All of them were missing cables and/or remotes. Of course they always had a more expensive item to talk about that had everything! Be warned. They work off commission and don't like to give deals!
Circuit City is still the best store around! When I first started calling around, there weren't any Showstoppers to be found. I then went in to the store and spoke to a sales rep. We looked through all the Mass. stores and found 3 that still had open boxed items. Called the closest one and confirmed it was still in stock. They only charged me $209 for a PVHS2000 with all the cables and remote!! I'm not sure if the rebate is still good, but who cares! $209 rocks!!
To make a too long story short. Go to your closest Circuit City, don't call, and have them look at all the stores for you. It may take a few minutes since they have to look at each one separately, but well worth it!