I used to be a Phantom frequent shopper. I still like some of their stuff till this day. I dabble in the WS group buys and have made a trip down to CT on my own for the April discount. I find you spend more on cases because of the lack of assortment you get buying cases. You need to buy 20 cases of various things to make up the show you want to put on. WS has saved people money but for the average back yard pyro, retail has itís place among us. I usually spend $600 but this year itís over $1,000 so far and I am not done yet. I need the 500g stuff for my finale.