This kind of thing bothers me. Upstate last week looking for a NAA Guardian .380, I came upon a couple for $400 NIB but the 'Boss' said wait for the tax free dates. Checked a few online sales sites and found their prices $400 and above. One stated in an e-mail to me that their cost was $388 and would sell for a bit over $400 so suggested that I buy locally to avoid shipping and transfer. The only Charleston shop that has a Guardian for display/sale that I've found states that their cost was (I can't remember exact numbers because I was so Hot about it) like $435 and wanted $465 or about for it. In a well established Anderson sports store they had the Keltec and Ruger .380s for the same price that is cheaper than this same local shop has it written on their tags as their cost. This can't be fuzzy math or a 'loss leader.' Hey I understand the law of 'supply and demand' and don't begrudge them charging what the market will bear, but I can't see that these Upstate shops are selling at a loss which implies that the local shop is not being entirely truthful about their cost which is written on their sales tags (or their costs include the $50 bucks or so the owner puts in his pocket). I didn't say anything about the apparent underhandedness but just walked out. They won't get any more buisness from me and hopefully not from my friends.