My thoughts are the same. Covid has really helped out companies like Amazon & I see pricing on such sites increasing. So far I have this month purchased without Amazon for our new build;Ebay/Amazon/google = cheapest plus shipping. The fees have been going up, so sometimes you can go direct to the mfg or vendor and get it cheaper than the 'bay or 'zon. If it's the same price as them or even close I would rather give my $ to the maker or seller. Also, the recent censorship of sellers that don't fit their political or social mantra has me using Amazon less and less.