It is what it is. Supply and demand. Those who came late to the game are screwed for now, maybe forever. Me, I have one left to build, and am relegated to looking for a piece here and a piece there at a semi reasonable price. Getting hard to do that too.
Some sellers have kept their prices the same, and some have gone crazy. I guess when the future is uncertain, you need to make what you can because you may not have a business in the future the way it looks.
I respect both, but will choose to only do business with 1 type going forward. We all have those choices to make.
I sold a part someone needed at what I paid a yr ago plus shipping, because he could only find them 3 - 4 times that price now. To me it isn't about making buck on a fellow, it's about seeing another firearm in the hands of a fellow enthusiast/patriot.
Hell, I traded a crutch folder stock for a wooden stock even up, because I wanted a wooden stock, and he wanted a crutch folder. It's not always about the money.
If a ban does come down, the prices you see now will look like great prices.... unfortunately most of it is priced out of the market for me.