I paid $2000 for mine and if I knew that I should have paid $1500. I am not sure what I would have done. Considering right now they are hard as hell to find, I was lucky to find one that was $2000.00.
I do understand your frustration when the dealer acts like you're getting a good deal and in reality they are the ones hosing you. Not cool. And when it comes to resale value does the average consumer ask whether it's a 9000 code or not? Does it devalue the gun if it is? That's the question. To me it's kind of like buying something on sale, yeah you bought it on sale but if you can't buy it onsale again it is worth as much as an item that never was on sale.