Not to be rude but unless they have servers just setting there already the new price affects them also. So I doubt your going to find a company willing to lose money for your benefit. Next time you might get it because you never know when the price will go up. Best of luck and yes HOSTQUOTE might help you out.
Just because you had a bad experience with Best Value Servers does not mean all Server Matrix resellers are "a huge huge huge mistake."
In fact, I have gone through BVS before, and they're great - and offer a wonderful service including true 24/7 dedicated support.
Your experience was unfortunate, but for many reasons, going through a reseller is an easier solution. Especially if you're looking for reduced pricing.
And bigown, how much are you looking to spend per month? And how many months do you plan to pay in advance? If you're going to be paying in advance, wont you be able to afford a slightly higher monthly cost and just pay month by month?