Man what's up with the price difference. The local store here has them for 249.00. I guess supply and demand. I went with the classic since you can find them used plus I just like the way the classic looks vs. the new. The new one is nice though and I'm sure you will be thrilled with it. As you said 349 is still a good price compared to others. I bet you will have a hard time waiting with it in lay-away. I know I would. Worth the wait though, they are fun to shoot.