I just got my new Rick's catalog as well. "Ouch!" is mild. I as well have gotten incorrectly packaged parts from them, and their return policy is awful, too. I've found them difficult to deal with on some returns and their shipping charges are outrageous. It doesn't cost $12 to ship a 4-lb box via UPS to my zone, and I know it. $4 is more like it. But--they have stuff others don't, so I have to deal with them. I use Classic Muscle in Winston-Salem, NC whenever possible. They sell the same parts as Rick's at 5-10% less for the exact same parts at the old Rick's prices. What worries me is this; are the outrageous price increases by Rick's an indicator that the rest of the aftermarket will follow suit?