I was in the local trading post today when a party of men came in waving a wad of cash and wanting to buy every primer and every pound of powder that was in the store. All of it. What happened next was both amusing and somewhat heartwarming.
The guy behind the counter said that to sell that much reloading components to anyone would require a signed copy of the purchaser's Federal Firearms License, signed in ink, and then the Trading Post would need two weeks to verify the license. Then, the primers and powder would have to be shipped to the address listed on the license, with HAZMAT fees applied. The thing is, these modern day carpet baggers weren't dealers, and we probably going to interject themselves into a gun show someplace and sell the components a jacked up prices. Mind you, anyone is allowed to buy that much primers and powder, by law, but the Trading Post just made it their "policy" to keep such clowns from raiding the local shooter's pantry, so to speak. Talk about integrity.
After these guys left in a huff I grabbed a box of Remington 7.5 BR primers and pulled out $35. The clerk looked at the price and said, "Gimme $32". No wonder I spend so much money with these guys. Can't say I mind a bit.~Muir