Follow THIS LINK to read that Sony has announced that it has SOLD OUT of its 60-gigabyte PS3 model. Now, they are still in store shelves to be bought -- but once the store is sold out, they are sold out forever.
Meaning, that by the time the Christmas rush hits, the only PS3 around will be the $599 80-gig models (the biggest ripoff in gaming).
If you are dying for a PS3, now is the time to Leap on this $499 price. Personally, I think keeping the Ps3 price point at $599 is one of the biggest mistakes Sony has made in a folly of errors, but that's just me.