Konrad, thanks so much for taking the time to look and get back to me. I'm afraid I don't keep up with American online deals all that much (mainly because they're almost always limited to those who live in-country), so I don't really understand what "deal flyers" and "bing cashback" mean. (sorry, I'm slowly turning into an old fart!... not quite there yet, but starting to get there!)
At $105 I think I'd rather not cut off all the straps, hip belts, and shoulder straps on the Pinnacle that I will eventually use for my Arctic gear bag. Still I did want to buy a Pinnacle proper, size large, for use as is to fill in for the ten backpacks I just put in the "out" bin (will probably offer some of them up for sale), so your information is very helpful. Thanks!