I appreciate all the advice, and I'll keep shopping around for moulding...the next place that carries any is 60 miles from here, I'll take a ride up tomorrow morning. As far as the quantity, I need molding for the whole house...upstairs, main floor, and basement, I need alot,lol. As far as what my labor is worth? I just spent 2 weeks chemically stripping 2 stories worth of hardwood floors on my hands and knees, lol, I'll start sanding tomorrow.
I always prefer to do it myself, unless it is very cost prohibitive...which it seems this would be. I tend to be a perfectionist when it comes to my home and equipment...Not totally anal about everything, but I like to pick up new skills and learn to do it myself. I have most of the tools to set up a "starter" woodshop, I just never got a router, I never needed one until now.
After reading all of your replies and doing a little research, I'll be purchasing unfinished moulding.
Anybody know of a good online retailer with reasonable shipping rates? The local shop is $0.50 per foot, I'll check out lowes in the morning, after that, there is a "hard wood superstore" I pass on I-80 on the way to Pittsburgh I can plan a trip to.