I should preface buy saying, Yes Taurus did not make that particular model for long. Its now called the 917. They were not a popular model b/c the shorter barrel didn't make up for much weight that they were trying to save. They are nice shooters as long as you got a good one w/o the linear stringing problem that some of them had.
The price is about right. Even new the 92c was the same price as a standard 92. The money came in with the special editions and stainless versions.
For some reason 90% and up rated 92's whether used are not are about the same price. I bought mine used and it was only about 20 bucks cheaper than the new one. On the other hand the Centurion is cheaper than the standard Beretta 92 by about 100 bucks sometimes.
Personally I think the compact versions are kinda nice.