Most local tire places, if you bring in Tirerack.com'* price, will price match. Discount Tire does. The problem is, many place like Discount Tire may not have the particular tire you like in stock, which means you may have to wait for them to order them anyway.
Since you're in NY, going to the TireRack facility in South Bend isn't an option for you either, unfortunately. So if you order from TireRack.com, you'll just have to take them to a Discount Tire to have them mounted. It'* sort of a 6 of one, half dozen of another situation.
As to the tire itself, it is an excellent tire. I just wish it came in the next level up in speed rating. If it did, I'd have put that tire on my GTP over the Yokohama AVID V4s'* that I had on it.