The price is $266 for the Q6600's, you just need to by 1000 of them to get that per-unit price. Did you really think stores would sell the CPU for no profit? The price for the Q6600 starts from $275+, IIRC. The only time you'll see lower prices is when Intel or the distributor gives the stores lower prices, or if the stores can recoup the money elsewhere.no matter where i look the prices arent what they are supposed to be, so no q for me yet. thanks tho guys.