Zavvi is the only place in the UK selling the CE. They still have some because not only was it overpriced to start with but the UK version got slapped with an even more inflated price. £130 for a metal box, 112-page art book, 5 art prints, music CD and a 10-inch figure. Very uninspiring.
I wish these companies would tell you how long it will take to arrive as or before you buy it. Play.com assured me it was instock, and later sent me an email saying it would take 28 days to restock and up to 14 days to despatch and deliver. So I cancelled my order and came here, narrowly avoiding the price increase, and despite the 3-5 working days to deliver and assurance that the package was in stock, it now appears I wont get it till april 20, potentially missing out on the first beta weekend.
Given that most retailers seem to have been late with stock, I think the blame rests with NCSoft, who'd rather we flock to their online store and cut out the middle men.
They're also the same darlings who've set the RRP ~$20 higher than in the US *and* decided we don't get the retail package later (unlike retail pre-purchase buyers in the US). But by all means, go ahead and reward them if you must.
True but Amazon practically always discount RRPs so I'm sure they would have done so regardless of Play's efforts. I did take delight in pointing out Play's pricing last week as a gentle nudge though....