That stinks. I did a bunch of searching that night looking for smaller quantities and lower price. There was an outfit in Great Britain that had them cheaper, even with int’l shipping, but far smaller quantity. I’ll see if I can find it again. On the plus side, by all accounts this is just a standard 8mm snap ring. Even when I ran across one that went by a different designation, the technical specs were the same. Should be able to rustle some up somewhere.