I can't believe it. I had just about given up searching for a store in California that still had the 2008 Octos when by sheer luck I called the Los Gatos store and they told me they had one left. "YES I'M INTERESTED," I told them. They shipped it to Los Angeles and the business rep (really friendly dude) here emailed me saying they had it in today. Hopped in my car and sped to the Galleria store. Came home a happy man. The $1899 price was just simply ridiculous. I couldn't believe my good fortune. Now I have to sell my white 24-inch iMac (which is dear to my heart) and pick up an ATI 4870 and a new monitor (a cheap one until I can afford the 24 LED later this year). Also need to get the WiFi card. Gonna go install Leopard right now on this beast!