Samsung flash memory prices in China have been climbing rapidly in the last two weeks, and don't seem to be stopping. There are three stories being spread there about the reasons.
1. A fire in a samsung factory.
2. A long term power outtage shut down several samsung factories. Sources say the plants were restored quickly but prices have still risen.
3. There is a huge shortage on memory due to iphone success.
The true reason is unknown but the results are already being seen in Mp3/4 player prices at the wholesalers. Expect to pay more!