I'm currently in California (bay area) on vacation. My new-every-two just became available 12/18. I don't want to have to wait until 12/21 to get the phone when I get home. (Call me impatient but I've been waiting as long as I can.) I'm just not sure if it will be worth it to purchase the phone in California. I live in Oregon and don't normally pay sales tax but in California I've read that you have to not only pay tax (9.25% where I at) but for the entire retail price of the phone, which is $559.99 I think. This would make the phone 149.99 with the new-every-two discount plus $51.80 in taxes. Maybe I should just hang on until Monday. Any ideas? I'm going to go into the local store tomorrow to talk to them and see if they can help. I was just wondering if anyone else had run into this "problem".