Same. Thats funny. I got mine from Amazon for $17.56 over two years ago. I drilled a hole in the side so I can continue to monitor the temperature of the meat. Just checked, they are double the price of what I paid.
I saw it recommended on one of the forums and of course it was something I didn't know I needed. Works great though, way better than a big cooler and it's got the length to handle briskets or ribs.