Originally Posted by stryfe21 If it's not prolly gonna drop by june I'll go ahead and buy one now. Also, is it highly recommended to buy from a retailer like amazon rather than an auction in case it malfunctions?
Big question: cheapest place to find it (new) online besides ebay?
I don't think you could to go through retailers unless they offered their own warranty (like BestBuy, but you need to pay extra).
Most of time you deal with the vendor directly. They will ask you for "proof of purchase" (which verified whether the item is still in the warranty period) when you contact them.