Tough to find deals online or MSRP on anything these days. I found my 229 at Cabela's of all places for $799, which was a good deal for a P229R E2 model with night sights. I cruised through there this week and the .40 model, same otherwise was at $949 already.
If I had my druthers, I'd grab a M11-A1, but am considering a smaller summer carry option such as the P239. I can conceal my 229 easily with shorts and a polo, but I am no metro dude so I can hide it.
"Can you FLY, Bobby?"