Lowes Home Improvement stores in NC are closing out brand new 2nd gen Nest thermostats. You will have to call local stores and ask them if they have any of item number 86217 listed "In Stock" on the computer and if they say yes, ask them to verify it is in the cage in front of building. If they verify that they have stock, the price should be 49.75 plus tax. If the Lowes you call does not have stock, you can ask if they see any other stores in the area that does show stock and start calling those stores. They will hold the item for you if you ask. I called three stores and got two units because that is how many I needed. There is no better deal on this item. Even Home Depot is selling them refurbished for 139.00. Good Luck!!