The YMMV comes from low stock in stores. Only 2 stores in 50 miles had it in stock Luckily for me it was the two closest stores to me.
The first store told me they hadn't seen one in a while. They looked in the back and couldn't find it. It was close to closing so I doubt they looked really hard.
The second store said the same thing. Said he didn't think they carried camera flashes. But the guy went in the back and came out with one. Happy to get a new flash for the price of a Refurbished.
Some users have reported success in price matching at Best Buy.
You're eligible for 10% discount ($25 off) if you're a college student with a student ID.
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