It turned out that they also had a A7r for $200 more (but only for the body). It was a very hard decision between the A7 and A7r, but when I clicked the shutter on the A7r, I heard the most ugly sound I had ever heard on a camera. If you think the 5D Mark II shutter sounds bad, the A7r takes the cake. That did it for me. A7 for me it was.
I casually asked if they had a FE 55mm f1.8, the sales person told me they only had an FE 35mm f2.8, at 50% off. That also sounded too good to pass up, so I took it. But it got better. Sony currently has a sale on lenses; if you buy an A7 or A7r, you can save $200 off the $800 price of the FE 35mm f2.8 lens, and you essentially pay $600. Plus 50% off on the demo unit! How could I not take it at $300! Anyway, I think I got a very good deal today, even though I didn't intend to buy any lenses with the A7. Can't wait to put the A7 through its paces with various lenses.
Sony A7 & Zeiss 35mm f2.8. Click for larger.