Just visited the New Costco Store in Chico, California. They have the Canon HV20 listing for $899.00. I was really tempted to pop for it right then and there, but decided to think about it just one more day. When I got home, I logged on to Costco Online. I entered 'Canon HV20' in the search field, and It shows up as $749.00 if purchased between now and Dec. 22nd!!!!! Needless to say, I immediately made the online purchase. Shipping and handling included! Include the fact that it comes with a "No questions asked" 90 day return policy, and their extended warranty, and I think I just gave myself an awesome Christmas gift!