i got mine for $229 for a one year contract through my employee discount. the verizon rep i was working with was pretty surprised that i was offered such a good deal, she thought by default that employee discount prices offered online were not available in store. so my answer will have to be....it depends. if you have a good employee discount you may be able to get the phone for cheap like me but if not you may have to pay full price.
one piece of advice i can give is push on the verizon rep and ask them to ring the tbolt up to check for a discount, even if they think that they cannot offer it to you. my rep was surprised to see the discount price offered in store, so maybe you can surprise your verizon reps too.
HTC Thunderbolt (rooted, running The Perfect Storm v1.0)
Moto Droid X