Yeah, sorry about that. They got caught up in some comprehensive changes I was made on the back end, and the cached pages can't always keep up either. The correct price is $403.75 before the extra discount.
The emails roll out over the course of the day, otherwise the spike in traffic would crash the site. It's the only way to do it fairly. Usually someone on SF gives the heads-up pretty quickly, so people in this thread always get some kind of advantage
As for the color of the hardware, I don't know, sorry The fabric would be closest to this unless that's actually the charcoal and the photos just came out sort of dark. I can't confirm if this is the case or not http://postimg.org/image/mwn0poo15/ For an exact color photo, the vest below is made up in garment-dyed black. It's uh.. black