Found this item on clearance at local BB. They only had the display unit and were OOS but were able to place an order for delivery to home. This is an in-store (B&M) ONLY clearance item.
Could have probably stacked in-store purchase offer for another 1-2% but forgot...
$160.99 + tax (MSRP $~400)
For reference/specs: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/niko...Id=5580110
There was a previous deal for ~$140 + tax for this lens, but it is refurbished with 90 day warranty. This is new with full Nikon warranty (1 year).
No, this is not the same as the kit lens, it has vibration reduction (image stabilization) which helps a LOT when you are zoomed in all the way.