I was just looking on Amazon for an Epson V500 scanner for a friend and discovered that it's no longer available there. B&H Photo shows it as out of stock. This usually means that the item has been discontinued. Epson still lists it as available on their own web site, however.
Does anyone know whether the V500 is being discontinued? Before I have my friend buy direct from Epson (assuming they really do have it in stock), I'd like to make sure that he won't discover a week later that it's been superceded by a new model at the same price.