Well, I found some Alliant Unique.
One e-tailer that I’ve found shows stock. I’ve had an 8-lb. keg on order with my local Merchant O’Death since I got back from last year’s Gun Blogger Rendezvous. No word on when I might ever see it. Every other source I’ve checked shows no stock – Midway, Powder Valley, Natchez, Cabela’s, etc. etc. etc.
Except this one. A couple of days ago, they showed that they had one (1) 8-lb. keg left in stock. Today they show they have only three 1-lb. bottles.
The keg was $299. The one-pounders are $42.49 each. That’s right at double what Unique cost a year ago. (Plus, of course, the $28.50 HazMat charge and shipping costs.)
People call this “gouging.” I call it “Economics 101 – supply and demand.” Had this e-tailer offered their stock at “normal” prices, they’d be out of stock just like everyone else. By elevating the price, they still have some – for whoever is willing to pay.
I’m not their guy. More power to you if you are.