How about in a retail box at Best Buy for $199.99 every day, before $20 MIR (which ends 11/1)?
They also have the Memorex dual-format which is supposed to be a Pioneer for $199.99 before $30 MIR (rebate ends 11/29).
They're getting cheaper, but I'm resisting. Hopefully by Christmas they'll be even cheaper, and maybe there will be more of the 8X burners and at better prices. Or maybe Lite On will release their own (instead of Sony rebadge) DVD +/- drive.
Besides, my DVR-104 w/2x4all firmware works fine, and I've got over 100 of my 1X/2X DVD-R media left. That will last another month or two and a new drive wouldn't be any advantage with this media...