I was in a chat with a GC rep. the other day re: St Patrick day sale. He told me that Line 6 had decreed that Helix would not be eligible for any coupons or discounts. Told him that was a shame as there would probably be a number of people who won't pay retail and will buy used instead. So, line 6 and GC would both lose a sale in those cases.
Well. there were many people who publicly, loudly, gleefully proclaimed on this forum about the deals they were getting and the coupons that were honored, price matched, etc.
Given the high number of views/participation in the Helix megathread and the presence of Line 6 managers there, I'm guessing they eventually realized that they might actually be able to institute a price control on that piece of gear. Whether it's GC realizing the demand and not wanting to give up on the price or Line 6 or both, it seems now that deals are not to be had. IMHO, eventually, those who wait will be able to score deals on Helix on the used market and at some point, it's likely that the used price will drop below $1k.