This thread made me so much money I ought to just send you one for free.
Finding a source for eight dollar handguard ferrules kept the rest of my SKS habit funded for the better part of last year. Unfortunately...after about seventy of them...I dried up the source.
Must be nice to have the monopoly on ferrules!
I didn't buy them all at once, it was split up over three purchases IIRC. The seller had had them for sale at that same price for nearly two decades according to them. I was able to make a little and undersell the folks on eBay that destroy SKSs for a living....by selling new ferrules for less than they were selling used pulls from otherwise perfectly good guns.
I wasn't the only person to have them
I helped folks obtain better parts at a better price
I saved (potentially) some SKSs from being parted out
I lowered (at least temporarily) what the average selling price for a ferrule goes for
I ticked off a dude with a hideous background for his gutted gun part auctions
I make less than $5k a year (often much less) in my sound reinforcement business, any income is needed.
Capitalism, ain't it grand?