Don't just shop on price details. The LBS is your contact for support from Specialized. Make sure the one you select is willing to fully support the bike. An e-bike is not quite like a standard road bike where you can find parts and support at any bike shop. Some parts are just bike parts but the major parts are computerized parts that need the Specialized proprietary dealer tools for support. If there are any warranty issues then it's your LBS that will be the one dealing with Specialized. The low bidder may not be so cheap if support is needed.Yeah one dealer said that "official" supply was Zero, but there might be one in Denver and it would be another $200 shipping. Kind of ticked me off since they said they continued to expect supply to improve.. I'm not desperate at this point.
I would not worry about how long the Specialized battery lasts. The "warranty guarantee minimum" is 300 cycles but that is not the expected life. Most likely you will have upgrade-itis long before the battery wears out.I bought the Vado 4.0 medium three weeks ago (Oregon) but also had my head-turned by the Creo as a road-biker. But, price was a factor - particularly as there is no track record (yet) of how long the battery lasts and Speciailized long-time support etc. I am happy with the bike. It is a little less comfortable: straight handlebars, more upright, harder 'feel'. I may change the grips going forward. I rationalised buying it because I borrowed an aluminium bike for a 10 day cycle-trip of circa 450 miles once. The first day it was tough but by day 3, I forgot it was aluminium and did not find the bike uncomfortable. I bought the mudguards separately and will not install a rack. I will add either a large seat-post bag or a handlebar bag for my commute. I am actually glad it is different than my road bike as I want to keep road biking with a club. This is for commuting, when I am on my own, going up steep hills, maybe touring. It is nice to take the intimidation away.