If I went through all my stuff, I,ll bet I wont find one that I have spent over $20. I buy bags of tubes,swim baits for $5-$7. Add another $4-$6 for jig heads to go with them. Terry and I split on a lot of spinner baits. All top end baits. There were 40 of them. Cost, well we,ll keep that to ourselves. We got a super deal. 1/3 the price new. Just like the full lot of jig/tube hardware we got. Buying in bulk pays off. Body baits? I do have some jerks that get close to the $20. Did I pay full price? Not a chance. I search a lot of classifieds and find them at 1/2 price or less. The tackle swaps are a huge $ savings. I got no problem dropping a few bucks on baits that look cheap, but work great. Up grade the hooks is all I do.
When you can get a couple of guys to buy a lot of stuff, you save big time.
Our local tackle guy find lots of stuff. He will pass on the saving to his customers. Example. 5 -1/2 & 1/2 hammered spoons last year, for $20. That,s 1/3 price, if I had bought them all at reg. price.
Deals are out there. Search for them.