Hopefully the discussion of price trends is allowed here.

I've been searching around stores for this model, and prices seem really high. For example, Amazon's price floor was ~$70 for years, with spikes of 80-90. This year, it's hardly fallen under $100. Ebay sellers are listing this model at $120+. Does this indicate that the model is getting less production and might be phased out soon? I don't suppose it would gain a sudden spike of popularity this year, leading to increased prices. Any other ideas, or suggestions?

On one hand I know that sweating over $10-20 is a little silly for a tool that will last me for years, but that said I'm sure we'd all prefer to get good deals rather than bad ones.