Stopped at Guitar Center today to pick up a couple pair of sticks and get a Y cable. Clerk rang me up and I thought huh how can it be that much, how much were the sticks. $9.99 a pair for promark 5A Hickory wood tip. Thank god I'm not chewing sticks up ridiculously fast. Bought some sticks a a few months ago and they were like $8.49 which still seems high. Man I miss the days of $3-$4 for this exact stick!