That's crazy if it is $799.99 for the buyout, keep in mind, on newegg.ca website, the N7100 (int'l version) is going for $649.99 plus tax, plus free shipment.
I am just going to wait it out and see what happens. What interests me is the LTE Speeds and would like the members of the XDA community to support more custom ROMS. They already have some amazing ROMs for the N7100 version. The custom ROMs really improve the device from a stock out-of-box perspective, including better speed of operations, smoothness, and less or eliminated "carrier-branded blogs", and the most important of them all: better battery life.
Custom ROM on my previous Galaxy Note (N7000) allowed me to have 1.5 days to 2 days of continuous usage on the device without re-charging.
Keeping my fingers crossed for the N7105 LTE model with support for many custom ROMs.