That's really frustrating, Rob... I purchased the Nixplay in January at $99 and kept an eye on the price before I scheduled the article. It actually went down in price but I didn't change the link from the suggestion that it was at a $99 price point because I figured it might rise back up to the $99 price point again. It did more than that: it went up to $149 and now it looks like the third-party seller on Amazon is low in stock.
I had trouble hunting down a good distributor for the frame, which is odd given how widely distributed Nixplay's other frames are. I'm going to contact them and see what I can dig up. It's a really great frame (if you can get your hands on one!)