Signs the economy is getting better? How about Ebay. I've noticed something interesting. Old Sears Catalogs used to sell for $20-$50, depending on year, season, and how well the seller can write. Over the past couple years though, they went down in price. Now, they seem to be going back up. Here's one for $40.00 (currently). There are others that are not so high, but it's a sign.
I think i've seen this in other items too. I wonder if this has to do with the (perceived) health of the economy.