Amazon has the Netgear Nighthawk R6700 for $119.99 - $20.00 coupon = $99.99
For those who are familiar with third-party firmware but don't want to run dd-wrt for some reason or would like the extra features included on the R7000 that Netgear excluded from the R6700 along w/ regular updates (rather than the one single update since the initial launch due to a recent security issue that was only released after social media pressure and attention from the press), there is a way to convert this to an R7000 as the two are almost identical (minus the extra USB port and TurboQAM of course). Unless there is a particular reason to do so, this is probably not worth the risk and hassle for the majority of people. However, it has been beneficial to me (did not want to run dd-wrt and needed extra features which were not available on OEM) so I decided to share this info and it's been running fine ever since I got it which was on Black Friday weekend (or Cyber Monday to be exact). The thing is a 'lil beast.
This is NOT for novice users, as there IS a chance that you could brick your router. In fact, the reason why I purchased this was because I bricked my TM-AC1900, the T-Mobile ASUS router after following instructions to a T (tee? I dunno, whatever the stupid saying is). I am not liable nor responsible for anything that happens to your device, so proceed at your own risk.
Here are the instructions (thanks and shoutout to nonsence from the dd-wrt forums for this): https://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/vie...p?t=306430
After following the above, the available options for firmware are:
-Xwrt-Vortex (a port of Asuswrt-Merlin)
-Netgear FW (for the R7000)