I am guessing a lot of primers are gathering dust on shelves.They probably only had one 5K lot of them available so why waste time breaking them down when the 5K lot would sell immediately.
I often wonder how many bricks of primers are gathering dust on some peoples shelves...
I’m also in PDX been looking to sell mine since I had twins recently. If you still need some PMI haven’t seen primers under $100/1000 in about a year. Prices are up compared to a year ago but seem to be trending lower
then a couple months ago but I haven’t seen much stock available online or in stores. Then again I don’t have infinite time to call around and drive from store to store for 200 primers at a time.
It saves a lot of time and hassle just paying extra to pick up a brick of what I need.