One more point on this subject and I will quit.
A dealer servicing a list at $8 per chip is doing a big service to the hobby.(of course he is making money) If he has a standing list of 30 subscribers, that is 30 chippers that want the chip and is perfectly willing to pay the $8. How else would the chipper in Omaha get the desired chips? If all 30 found trading partners at face to face, the situtation would not change. The same 30 chips would still go out in the same time span.
The orleans chip was UNIQUE!!! Very few issues of 1,000 will disappear in 1 day. Some never entirely disappear.