Does anyone have any theories/explanations for the price swings on the AVR 354? A few months back, a new 354 was pretty easy to find for <$600, but now some of the same places that were selling for <$600 are now back to selling them at full price, $799. However, it looks like you can still get a new 354 in the $500-$600 range from a few places.
At first I thought the low prices a few months back were an attempt to clear stock for a newer model, but now with prices back up I can't figure out why they'd discount it that much. In that lower price range, software bugs aside, there's not much with comparable/better specs, except for the number of HDMI ins and wattage (if you're not aware of HK's conservative estimates).
Any thoughts? Just curious.