When I tried to get them to do a minor price match (to the $499 price on the 32gb IIRC) I had a long back and forth with a rep over the chat...no dice. The nice email follow-up I got after my chat session was:
Originally Posted by joen05
With the exception of TVs, Amazon doesn't offer a price match guarantee. We do consistently work toward maintaining competitive prices on everything we carry. Because the marketplace is constantly changing and we strive to offer the lowest price, you'll see some fluctuations in our prices over time.
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We consistently offer competitive prices on everything we carry; however, the prices on our website are subject to change. While the Amazon.com website has accurate pricing information, we don't honor prices or savings posted without our permission on other websites. You can visit our pricing policies in our Help pages to read more:
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Perhaps things are different this time. The thing is I don't want to return it (I truly do like it), however paying $599 for something people are paying $150ish for plus the liklihood of little app development is tough to stomach. I'll wait for them to reduce the price and give it one more try I guess..