I've been considering calling Micro Center to see if this is a possibility. Unfortunately I live 120+ miles from a Frye's / Micro Center / PC parts shop not Best Buy. So when I head over there I want to have a plan of action.Or double-check with the OEM and/or vendor you buy the motherboard from to see if they can flash the BIOS first. I know some stores, like Micro Center, have done that for customers in the past.
Plus I want to wait for the Christmas sales in November since I am not in a hurry. Even if the CPU is not on sale the rest of the components should be on sale.