Re: Somebody Pinch me
Nope - looks like you found yourself a nice little loophole for existing alpine customers to get the tuner for cheap. Its the same tuner model (it looks like).
Crutchfield is doing that special because they want to push out XM subscriptions. They can afford to basically give away the tuner (which they are, since if you look the orig. price should be 2x's that).
In the case of the tuner only, they obviously can't just "give it away" by pricing it for $0.00, so they stick w/ the original $250.00 price.
I say go for it and have fun.