I looked it up: $161 for the C2 and $179 for a C3. . I guess you live in Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico. Are there any other places you can buy from? If not, I guess i would just bite the bullet an pay for the C3 since it runs a little cooler, overclocks a little better and they fixed some of the memory controller issues. Looking on the bright side, even at $178 it's still at least $25 cheaper than the C2 965s at Newegg or Amazon.
You guessed correct! Newegg needs to get in on whatever Amazon is doing to get those free shippings to Hawaii.
Anhyhow, I ended up ordering the c3 from newegg under a mobo + cpu + free game combo. Removed the mobo/cpu from Amazon and the grand total actually ended up less than if I had ordered everything from Amazon Plus I get a free fps game! Thanks all for the info! I don't think I would've done it without this thread!