For what you get in terms of materials, $3-$4 for a spin on filter was cheap.
The extended drains on recent Fords has probably reduced their volume so price goes up to compensate.
Used filter waste disposal is a problem. Higher prices may reduce usage.
At 3 bucks and change an FL-1A is nearly a steal. At 6 bucks not even necessarily the best choice.
Motorcrafts have been extremely popular here on BITOG, but if they all go up that high I suspect their use will decline significantly by your typical DIY'er.
I have 10 on the shelf now. Some were $2.58, some were $2.26 depending on the discount code from advance. I wont be needing any for a year and a half or so. If the price goes up to high I might have to switch to a Fram TG or maybe a wix. The Wix can be had for about $5 shipped from fleet filter.
the 820-s and the 910s seem to be in high demand at my local walmart.
i went there about a week and half ago and they were all gone, when got some in i bought one of each and i was there earlier tonite and all the 820s were gone except i found one pushed back behind the 500s so i bought it in case the price goes up.