Someone in my state recently listed a pistol (that I was interested in) for $500 on Armslist--overpriced even in this current frenzy. I contacted him to offer a cash/ammo deal. Strangely, he quickly responded that an ALL ammo/no cash deal would be fine. I made an offer of a few bricks of .22, but someone "outbricked me" and got the gun. At the gun show last weekend, I saw ammo of all flavors being traded/bartered for several different items of value. If this isn't the beginning of the "barter economy" that most of us thought could happen, its a damn good "dress rehearsal". Intelligent people seem to be choosing gold, silver, and even brass over paper right now. Sad thing is, to be truly prepared, we MUST hold onto a certain amount of "paper" simply because it still IS the currency of today. How much longer? Who knows? I guess the trick is to hold onto some of everything OR you better be damn good at timing the collapse.