Indeed. Back then I bought, about a month apart, 550-round boxes at $14.50 and $15.00 and pist and moaned all the way home.
Talked with the WalMart gun clerk as to availability and he said there was erratic delivery at night, which was put under lock and key until sales between 7-10 a.m. "at about $8.00 per 100 rounds, with buying limits". Mother of God, those same boxes are now $40+ each?
A June Kingman, AZ show had them at $80-$100 per 500, but nobody was buying.