Well on EVGAs production of the card, they just made a few more price cuts to make way for their SC, KO, and SSC Black Pearl editions. Newegg is reading the original price as $589 rather than $599 with a $30 MIR which brings the total down to $559.
It saddens me to know that I bought my vanilla EVGA 9800GX2 on launch day for $599 and had to watch the price plummet a good $30 bucks in just 5 days.
Well it could have been worse. You could have bought an iPhone for $600 and looked on as it dropped to $400 in two months.
$30 is no big deal. Can't even get drunk for $30, not even in Bosnia.