Is this Limited Edition (bestbuy.com) what you are talking about? Because I can't see anything special about that other than it's a regular old PS2, but that may be what's special about it, since its not one of the newer ones (bestbuy.com) that comes with the network adapter (and I think a built-in IR port for the DVD remote).
I had heard something about Sony dropping the price on the online bundle to $179.99, but the above ad indicates I may be incorrect.
Another sale for Europe. LittleBigPlanet (also compatible with LBP2) at 50% off! Metal Gear Solid Level Kit – now – £2.39/€2.99 Metal Gear Solid Costume Kit – now – £2.39/€2.99 Heavy Rain – Costume Kit – now – £2.