Don't own a Hi-Point, but my local www.ImpactGuns.com
only wants $129 for any new fullsize model and $99 for the compact 9mm (C-9). They, like many other gunshops, have a hard time keeping them in stock at those prices.
Personally, I'm glad you asked for objective advice from owners of Hi-Points and not for subjective rumors from those not in the know.
Good luck (from an objective non-owner) who'se thinking of buying one.