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.
With E3, the usual gaming sites (namely, Joystiq) don't seem to be doing their weekly new release posts. This is what I scraped together - it might be very wrong. E3 Sale (Monday - maybe for Gold Members only?) - Shadow Complex - 560 pts (53% off)