With a little planning I bet we could pool our funds and get volume discounts on strings. For example there may be a pool for those who buy OBLIGATO and plan to get them in the FIRST QUARTER of each year. We select a dealer, make a list of those who are in the pool, and ask for the best price on that number of sets. Then we set a purchase date and everybody must pay by that time. There may or may not be a pool administrator to collect the money and distribute the strings, or we could leave it up to the dealer. Imagine how much we could save if the pool bought 50 sets at once. If this already exists, please point me to it! If not, who's in?