I bought the 716A last weekend (Feb 6th to be exact) when New Egg had it for $112.99 + $3.50 shipping. I live on the East Coast and it was shipped from New Jersey on Feb 7th. It was a 0203 model manufactured in December 2004.
I think most of those 0304 models are coming directly from Plextor's European Headquarters/Warehouse. Probably won't see those stateside for another couple weeks.