@IECNewegg popular product lottery is where it's at. Might take a few tries but eventually you can pick up a 5000 series CPU at MSRP.
I just picked up a 5900X at MSRP.
There is no "sad" like, so I didn;t.... But, I feel the pain as well.I got my decline email from the Newegg shuffle about 20 minutes ago.