Although it's hardly been reflected at the local level, the price of saffron has been coming steadily downwards. This is the company that BDL originally touted me onto: http://www.theposter.com/saffron2.html I thought it was a pretty good deal, earlier this year, when I paid $99/ounce. They're now offering it for 80 bucks. This is the Iranian stuff, which many consider the best saffron in the world. Just thought I'd pass that on in case anyone needs to stock up.