My LBS is selling straigth 2.0 black spokes for $2.50 each. Those used to be 50cents with brass nipples. Now the nipples are sold separate.
I use prolock nipples. My LBS wants $2.50 per nipple. So $5 per spoke/nipple? So $160 per wheel for spokes and nipples? Seriously?
I passed on that and sourced what I needed from ebay/jenson/dunbar/kissing crows. Got a much better deal. $29 for 100 prolock nipples (0.29 each). Got 100 spokes for $75.