Normal price is $500, so it's a pretty significant discount. "Usual" sales take it down to $400. I got an email directly from Rosetta Stone since I have a registered account, but it looks like a product-wide discount available at Amazon.com too. It's not a perfect product (what is?), but it's interactive, professionally designed, and the cost of a beginner's course at a local college is around $300 where I am. Your chance to habla espanol? Edit: Cyber Monday discount takes the price down to $350. Digital Distribution (i.e. download) is available.