Yep, the 3DS just cut its price
by about 30%.
To make up for those that bought one early, Nintendo is going to give away ten NES games and 10 GBA games to any system that accesses the e-Shop service before August 11th of this year. That's 20 free retro games, which (with Nintendo's rather disappointing pricing on VC titles) is about the difference from the old and new prices.
So, get one now at $250 and get about $70 worth of free downloadable games, or wait until after August 12th and get a 3DS for a ot less, but with no free software.