They bet Bush couldn't accomplish one of five tasks in his remaining time in office - unfortunately for them, one of them was that the average price of gas would go down a dollar, and thanks to the global economy, it did.
Which is a pointless article in every way. $40 is not a big deal, especially with the differences between the versions. Not that I'm complaining as I love my iPhone and am thrilled with it. But the 3G would be nice, sure.