|the shortage has been more obvious. A few items like glass, are still useable off of parts-cars; but once a part is NLA at one dealer, its usually gone everywhere.
Some people saw this coming a long time ago and began to buy out existing dealer stocks; so you can still get items form them, but NIB parts they are going to cost you a premium.
I go to Bernie, for almost all of these purchases. He usually has stuff that's not available through normal channels; and I am more than willing to pay the extra costs involved for his foresight in stocking up on those parts so they're still available. I'd much rather pay Bernie an outrageous price for an NLA part than to some other yokel who I don't even know.