I'm wondering....how many people live in Doc's household? How much use would these pans get?
I live alone, and some mid-price range stuff from Wal-mart works wonderfully well for me. I bought a good set about seven years ago, and the teflon is still awesome and is in tact, The only issues I have is that the handles tend to get loose somewhat quickly. However...that's what screwdrivers are for.
I've been doing Black Friday at Best Buy for the past 5 years or so. I live in a smallish city, so I've never gotten there more than 3 hours before the store opened, and that would usually place me in the first 20 or so customers.