Tyree has been a very helpful place, and stocks many odd-ball parts you may not find elsewhere. HVAC motors, ignitors, etc., plumbing parts that the big boys do not carry, yet at a price CHEAPER than what the plumbing distributor a quarter mile down the road asks. Here's a huge difference between Tyree and other stores. If there are calls coming in, they are helping the customer who is there in person. Rena has a vast knowledge about any damn thing in there!
The comment suggesting you go to Kansas city is a bit ridiculous, considering that this is a hardware store located in Columbia FOR the Columbia area. Oh, and the price difference you may be experiencing may apply to parts or items made in the USA.