Looking back on Al and Eds D3 special (from the link on page 3) it looks like you do get the $200 off the top for a $799 price tag and then they give you an additional $100 for a bottom line of $699 plus shipping. Not bad.
JTCruiser: Why do you say get them while they last? Are they being discontinued? What is taking their place?
1. Make sure you know the difference between the avic-d3 and the avic-d3X (includes a bunch of xtras, the Blue Tooth adapter, the Ipod cable, and the remote, with a retail value well over $200)
Some retailers are selling the D3 without the package. The package sells for $999, while the the D3 alone sells for $799 at some retailers. Less $200 at the front or back end depending on where you buy.
So just be clear on the distinction between D3 and D3X.
We offer both at a slight discount from either of those prices btw.
2. The D3 is has been discontinued, and Pioneer's next unit is not due for a while, and will be different, from what we've heard and seen, it will resemble the old Kenwood unit more with built in nav.
The prices on the D3 are extremely aggressive right now, and their new unit will probably come in at a $900-$1100 range. So getting the package for $799 is really a good price, especially as it includes the Blue tooth, and many states are requiring hands free kits in cars now.
Also in our opinion the Pioneer Nav is the best nav out there, both in terms of amount of information, as well as usability and intuitive interface.
We sell the Alpine, Eclipse, Kenwood, and Pioneer, and probably sell twice as many Pioneer units as all the others combined.
Hope that helps clear up some of the issues.