Even carriers like T-Mobile are now offering 699 price with activation. Give it a month or so, I’ll be expecting to see buy one get one by free by the carriers really soon.
If those are in the market for the flip 3, I suggest you wait a little bit. It won’t be long before these phones will be listed in the sub 600 price range. If you’re waiting for the custom colors and you can cancel your order I suggest you do so. By the time your custom color devices gets shipped you can probably get one of the common colors close to half the price of the custom colors.