I've gotten way better deals by calling than by emailing that forums addy. The deals you get depend on 3 things. Who you get on the phone, your haggling skills, and the rock bottom lowest price they can give. And it's the same with all the online music stores. I was told by a really nice woman at one of those places that they have in front of them on the screen the lowest price they can give. She said if I don't like the deal someone is giving me, call back. Musicians friend offered me what I thought was an awesome deal on a Ric once. I called American musical and they quoted me a price that was over $500 more. I laughed and told them I got a way better price. He asked what the price was that I got, i told him, and he immediately said, "I can do that". His response was so quick I thought I misheard him. I didn't. Makes me know they could go even lower.