I guess I was one of the "lucky" ones, as I placed my order for GnR LE the day before the price hike.
The funny thing is that I was literally in the middle of asking for my refund back (the next day) after receiving a more accurate date for receiving the pin. I just didn't feel that I had the stomach to wait that long. Then I get a text from my distributor (after he had already agreed to give me my deposit back) telling me about the $1k price increase. I told him to give me a few hours to think it over.
In the end, I told him I was going to stay in.
The reasons? 1) I have played the pin, I like it, and it looks fantastic; 2) FOLO
So if JJP raised the price by $1k in order to prevent people from asking for deposits back, it worked...at least on me. And I feel like I have been completely manipulated!