i got the last one in my city also and it is one fine non-digital scanner. ARC160 works great with it and the Pro 162. I guess the reasons it was discontinued will become clearer as newer products hit the market from RS.
One of the reasons I like this scanner is because it and the 162 are Uniden scanners that use the RS USB cable like my 2096, 164, 106, and GRE models do. One cable for all my scanners, yet I get the Uniden non-susceptibility to overloading.
Plus, I picked up both the 160 and 162 during the before-Christmas sale for $109, and $99 respectively (with coupons). What a deal!!
Pros-106-160-162-164-2096 / PSR-500-600-800
PCR-1500 / Sony ICF-2010 / Halli S-20R / SX-100 / S-38
Drake R8B / Degen DE1103 / ATS909 Super