The price is nuts!!! I got the 3k and paid $2200 otd with rebat... If you add the USB unit it's almost the same price. Plus it doesnt have a receive antenna and no IF output!! Not a good value.. At least right now. Lets see how the prices fall on the unit... At $1400 it's a better deal..
I work at HRO Delaware on Saturdays. The consensus is that once all the FT-950 rigs are sold off, the price will drop to the FT-950 level.
When the FTDX-3000 was released, the price was $2,700. The second all the FT-2000 radios were sold off, the price is now roughly $2,300.
Of course, we really have little say on that, and it is up to Yaesu. So watch them not do this, and I look like a damn fool! LOL.
As of May 11, they were supposed to be selling them at Dayton. I do not know if they had radio physically onsite, or they were taking order. Our store was scheduled to have them in the store by Memorial Day (tentatively).
One thing. We found out on May 10th. So Yaesu did a hell of a job keeping it quiet. We did not hear a peep.