With the online orders being on back order it is the deal of wether or not one is willing to pay a higher price to buy at a local shop. The shop I frequent sells primers though they are not low priced. Yet they are not unreasonable either. $5 to $6 per 100 for standard, and magnum primers. A bit more for bench rest/match primers. No discount for 1K purchase. $50 per 1 K.
It is like buying from a convinence store. Sure you can get it for near half that at the grocery store if you want to drive there. Walk through the store, and stand in a check out line. just depends if it is worth it to you to or not.
No matter how many times you do it and nothing happens it only takes something going wrong one time to kill you.