I remember someone posting this in another thread, and if it's true I'll be happy, but...really, I don't think these pricing rumors should keep getting posted; they're all so radically different that we might as well just wait for the announcement.
How else could it work? The point is that if there is a reduction in price (a sale or something else), you get the cheapest price automatically. It won't go up after the price is returned to the original level.
This is the black model only (white version just so happens to not be available for pre-order), which I think Nintendo has said won't be at launch. So basically you could face waiting some time before you can actually get the consoles.
They could sure make some interest on those pre-orders.