An email from somebody that works for BestBuy:
"I work at a BestBuy in the digital camera department and I did a little research on the Nikon 70-200mm being phased out. Sure enough it is on its way out. Our warehouse is out of them and I cannot special order one for a customer if i needed to. The end date of us carrying it would be between August and October depending on how many they have left and how quickly our stock runs out."