"It appears that the Amazon prices on several lenses have been going up and down all day, but the price match policy only holds good if a retailer actually has an item in stock. If Amazon oversold on this lens then the Adorama purchasing manager will have pulled the price matching."
I specifically mentioned in my email to Helen a few minutes past 2 a.m. PST that I was making the price match request while Amazon still had them in stock. I even provided the link. Oh well... Still say that Helen's a fantastic ambassador for Adorama.