Most interesting discussion of this on Slashdot. Found it at Gizmodo.
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Nuh huh. My first iPod was a gift, but I bought the second one -- on sale. CompUSA had a sale during which all smallish gadgets, including MP3 players, were discounted 20 percent right before Christmas. There was no exclusionary language in the ad. I simply asked them to honor the advertisement.
Another, unchanging, way to get an iPod on sale is to buy it through the Apple Education Store or through a college computer store.