Radeon X850 XT PE in stock at online shops
Yes, Virginia, you can buy a Radeon X850 XT Platinum Edition, so long as you have a healthy credit limit. ATI's fastest and best new card is now in stock at online stores, with one listing on PriceGrabber and a handful on Pricewatch. Some of these retailers are listing the item as "in stock" now, although all of them seem rather proud of their merchandise; prices range from $705 to $989 for this item that has an MSRP of $549. As TR reader kvndoom notes in the forums, Vaseline is not included. I suspect prices will drop once supply picks up to meet demand.
Surprisingly, I also see a few listings for the PCI Express versions of the GeForce 6800 GT and Ultra at some shops. Prices for those cards are also inflated.