Sounds to me like they are having trouble selling their current stock. I think the pricing was too ambitious with the 60D now on the used market for $500. The 70D is a great camera though and has the benefit of the new dual phase sensor for video. The camera performs very well for even the current price. I was able to capture BIF using it without a problem.
I did, however, end up selling mine after getting back from my fall eagles trip. I sold it for more used than what BH is selling it for new!
Taken with a 70D and 600mm f/4L IS II + 1.4x III:
Cams: Canon 1Dx, 6D, EOS M
Zooms: 17-40mm f/4L, 70-200mm f/4L, 24-70mm f/2.8L II, 70-200mm f/2.8L II; Primes: 22mm f/2, 40mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L, 135mm f/2L, 300mm f/2.8L IS II, 600mm f/4L II
Support: Gitzo GT4542LS/GT2830/G2258, RRS BH-55, Wimberley WH-200