Yup thats what i call it when you go to HD and price out a 6 inch threaded 3/8 bolt with hex head and it costs 2.09 Canadian. I wanted to buy bolts not gold.
The plan for my new workbench calls for 16 at that cost without the nuts or washers, it would blow the budget. The price the plan designer had in his budget was 51cents US. Something does not stack up here we are being gouged left right and center.
I will try somewhere else out of principle. Chiseling us on the little things to make up for the marketing of the junk you dont want.