I guess price increases on film are to be expected given the current photographic landscape, just that a $2.09 increase seemed a little steep. Wish I had stocked up a bit more a few months back. Luckily I have plenty of 4x5 to last me a while.
Speaking of availability, Velvia 50 is pretty slim with almost all the major vendors in 35mm and 4x5. Medium format seems to be widely available. By the way, thanks for the tip on Freestyle, I'll have to check them out.