you know i think i have a possible answer
by PepperElf - Posted Wed December 28, 2011 @ 7:15 AM
looking at the item online... I see all the electronics that go into it.
I'm just wondering if any of the parts were made in Thailand, especially the computer that goes inside.
People involved in computers know about it but the general public may never have paid attention to the news, or may have forgotten... There was some pretty bad flooding in Thailand. Bad enough that some factories were under water.
You may have noticed a drastic increase in the price of hard drives for example. Limited supply, high demand.... prices go up.
That may be a factor.
Or it could just be generic supply / demand in effect.