The OP can certainly do a better job of finding components at lower cost. First off, buy in bulk not in amounts for a mere thousand rounds.
Factoring the cost of your time in is rather silly. Do you count the cost of the time spent on your other hobbies? If reloading is a chore, one might want to consider not doing it.
Did you miss the part where I said I was "shopping" in one place? Should I also have to add I was trying to use a location that was both well known, had a broad enough selection that anyone could pretty much figure out how to swap in their own components?
I have to admit, I'm a little confused at all the people bitching that even the worst case scenario proving reloading saves money, and a roadmap for others thinking of getting into the hobby isn't good enough, because I didn't squeeze every last penny to make it best case scenario?
I could have included casting. But not everyone can use cast bullets. Not everyone can have powder and primers shipped to their doorstep.