1. I talked a relative into ordering a SurroundBar from Crutchfield last Tuesday and it arrived Thursday (shipping free via UPS Ground) and the price was $799.00. I'm going to make the connections for her next week when the new Panasonic plasma and the Oppo DVD player arrrive.
2. After noticing the '4th of July' sale (thanks for posting that info!) I sent an email to Crutchfield asking if they'd make an adjustment to the sale price of $599.00. A prompt email reply revealed that they would with instructions to contact the sales department via phone. That's 'my kind of company': good customer service, fast replies, and the 'right' price :D . I have not purchased anything from Crutchfield before but they'll be on my list for future buys.
3. I'll post some comments on the SurroundBar after it's set up next week.
Have a good Fourth-of-July everyone!