I got mine at the $149 price point, then went to pick one up for my wife and it was $199. I was about to say "screw it" when I noticed our local Target had left the display unit price at $149. I had a sales person snag the phone and played dumb when it rang up at $199 and showed them the mispriced signage.
150$ Radio Shack about a month ago, then noticed they were suddenly going for over 200$ on eBay, a week later went back to spend about 2000$ I got back in taxes on as many as they would sell me. But they had raised price to 200$ so has everywhere else. supply and demand, makes sense considering the Intercept was 200$ on the VM site and the Optimus was 125$ tho.
JUST GOT one for my wife at nebraska furniture mart, with my discount, it was $116.00.... cancelled her sprint account and now paying about $15 less than sprint per month! wish i could get mY evo ON VIRGIN MOBILE!