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Since we are on the topic (see the Yamalube posting), let me inform you guys what I have discovered. You would assume that because West Marine is a large corporation they would have purchasing power and would pass that on to us. After shopping both West Marine & Bargain Bilge (both in Patchogue), I have found that Bargain Bilge is considerably cheaper on most items, large and small, same brands and model numbers. For example, an ATI double horn, $129 at WM, $99 at BB. A tube of 3M 101 Sealant, about a buck cheaper at BB. So what's up? Are we being gouged? Surely BB does not purchase the same volume of products as WM! Nuff said.