I just started Sprint service in Jan, so I definitely am not eligible for upgrade. So I went to pre-order at RS. I called first, the Manager of the store told me they were selling it for $449.99. I was like sweet, retail value. I went inside the store, and before I pre-ordered, he confirmed the price. So, I put the $50 down. Later to find out through these forums, RS' price is $499.99 as you all know. I was a little dumbfounded. I didn't like the fact I was lied to by the manager. I called him, and he denied ever telling me the first (lower) price, and that there was nothing he could do. He also told me that I couldn't go any higher than him because he was the area manager. I ended up calling another store in my area, and got the number to his district office. The office apologized for the troubles after listening to my story. After about 30 mins on hold, they came back and said that if I would still purchase the device through them, they would drop the price down to $400. $400 minus my $50 pre-order deposit, minus the $130 I got for my TP2 means i'm paying $220 before tax out of pocket. Not a bad deal. I know this really has nothing to do with trying to get the rest of you lower prices, but I thought I would share the story.