They want 149.00 per 500 around here. S&B 279.00 per K. I don't buy much unless it's on sale, or at a show. Most of what I get is ordered now.
I really don't think the local shops care as they pretty much cater to the 3-5 boxes buyers. Just the way it is.
BTW, there was some guy selling some for $10.00 a box of 20. I laughed my butt off every time I walked by him. Scored 1200 rounds of BP SA 5.56 at the same show.