.357 magnum, jacketed soft point, 3 boxes of 50 rounds for $29 per box. You have to work. Seriously. What used to be simple and quick has become a scavenger hunt.
Learn to reload! Buy the equipment (it will pay for itself many times over) and save your once fired brass. There is NO ammo shortage at my house, and I am not wasting time and gas driving all over looking for it. All your once-fired brass you non-reloaders leave at the range gets turned into fresh ammo for my range sessions.
Learning is the easy part. What you really mean to say is “Take that $1500 or $2000 laying around, for which you have no other use, that’s just collecting dust because you can’t decide on how to spend it, and invest the money as capital to get started in reloading.”
Not quite so easy.
The way things have been going lately, that stack represents a good chunk of my kids college fund. I only slightly exaggerate.