I feel quite confident that once these OEM Flip Covers are in the supply chain to the various accessory companies, the prices will normalize. OEM retail prices are always outrageous.
I'm going to use a Slim Armor, while I wait for prices on the Flip Cover w/o the window to be reduced to a reasonable price on Amazon. Currently they are selling this exact same Flip Cover for the SGS 3 for under $20... So that's what I'm counting on.
Living in a somewhat remote and very beautiful area of the foothills, I'm not near any large electronics, or mobile stores. Therefore I am super familiar with Amazon, since I buy everything but groceries from them
Amazon Prime is a screaming good deal for someone like me, a one time fee,then free two day shipping all year long no matter how many orders I place.