The way things are going, $50 per 1000 may be a good deal in many locations around the couintry. I just came back from a gun show in Florida and there was only one 1000 box of large pistol primers available...for $80! Virtually no powder available either, except for a few odd cans from private sellers. I spoke with a company that makes cast bullets and sells all the other components. They said deliveries are scarce and when they come the supply is very short.