Like many of you I did a lot of reading about the Droid DNA.
It seemed like a good fit for me. I went into a Verizon store to check it out in person and literally after about a minute I was ready to buy it right then and there off contract- I don't care what it costs it needs to be mine.
I looked around and off contract, the cheapest place to get a Droid Dna is from Amazon. The problem, is that Amazon has ridiculous terms & conditions and they don't offer any room to negotiate.
I ended up getting an early upgrade and paying $357 (after tax) for the Droid DNA...I also recieved a Nokia Wireless charging pad, Verizon Car charger & Defender Series OtterBox (I sold it) as part of the $357 deal.
I would HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend bying this device from a source that offers a swap/warranty for any defects. My device works perfectly but if I had a sim card issue, charging issue, black scren issue etc, I'm glad I have the peace of mind to be able to return it for another one...I also purchased the $5 a moth insurance for it as a current screen repair will cost you in excess of $300.
I'd recommend staying away from eBay for purchasing your Droid DNA because I believe most of the devices on there are the ones that have the issues we've been reading about in forums.