As I said when I was geeking out, the absolute cheapest way to get a new Tele seems to be via Hello Music. Just looked at their deal of the day. Fender American Standard Tele in black finish with maple fretboard. Guitar Center list price of $999. which means $926 after 15% coupon and tax.
Hello Music offering it for $800 plus $9 shipping. If I had the cash I would jump all over this. Especially as you regularly see chancers on Craigslist asking $850 and up for used models.
You need a Hello Music login to see the actual price. But here’s some proof.