I've spent many many hours looking for deals on this laptop, my son gave me a deadline to buy this laptop/tablet by yesterday and eventually had to buy it from Costco yesterday. after tax and shipping it came to around 1100 bucks.
Newegg/ebay/amazon all had this for 1000 (no tax/no shipping) but spent 100 more just because of Costco's good return policy and free Folio case and 1 year accidental/spill protection policy. best-buy/office-depot/Staples also has this for 1000 bucks, but without any other perks that Costco has.
the only problem with Scratch & Dent from lenova is that you never know how bad of scratch/dent it is.. particularly when you get this for your son to show-off to his friends :-)