Just like the title says.
I, for example, live in the San Francisco Bay Area, which I know for a fact there is always an arm (and oftentimes a leg) involved in the sale price. I will be able to pick up my M9 in 5 days (10-day waiting period in CA) and I paid 625. It's a bunch, yes, but consider 100$ transfer fee, 35$ reg fee, and loss of store appreciation and customer service obligation...u see my point. Buying from an online dealer is not appealing, as I'm sure the local FFL fees intend them to be. Also consider that it's a beautiful firearm, and if u like it, well, that's worth something, right? It was to me....I was in the market for a cz75 but this gun caught my attention and wouldn't let go.