I'm not sure about the RE series speakers, but tons of the LS series were available last year on E-Bay. I bought my LS 6 Cs for my bedroom last year, and my brother bought, 2 LS 10s, 2 LS 8s, and 2 LS 5s.
I suspect, they were close outs, due to the amount of auctions.
You might try CV's web site for discontinued model info.
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