While researching construction techniques for choke baluns I stumbled across a harsh reality.
The price of Toroid pieces can vary immensely depending on where you purchase it.
Case in point:
Both are, I am pretty sure, model 5943003801 from Fair-Rite.
I just purchased twelve from Mouser at a bulk price of $3.51 each.
Price differences are what they are, but wow… this is a bit amazing. I am not afraid to pay good money for good things; I am not a cheap ham. However, I will draw the line at paying 3x the price for the same thing.