I recently bought the spinpoint f3, and now it costs double what I bought it when it wasn't on sale!? :O
Actually HD prices are just getting back to normal... Well before there was a glut on the market and lots of competition to move the metal. Prices will drop again after the factories in Asia recover from the typhoon damage. Some folks had predicted it would take a few months but now they are saying up to six months. By jacking prices the HD suppliers recover some profits for the quarter and slow sales so they don't exhaust their inventory so quickly. Dupply and demand still works.