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    07-28-2010, 03:42 AM
Question Ordering food and supplements online?

I'm trying to find a good price on Psyllium (sp?) or Sand Clear in 50lb buckets for my two monsters. 50lbs last year lasted Caleigh about 8 months so I was going to get two buckets/tubs whatever you call em and this year it should last me about a year split between the two monsters the way my trainer worked it out.
On top of that the feed store I normally frequent upped the price on alfalfa pellets from 8 dollars for 50lbs up to 12.79. I normally by 2 bags to split between the Caleigh and Sammy and it normally last me about 1 months. The only other place that carries if for 10 dollars or less is about 30 minutes farther than I really wanna drive so I'm wondering can I order alfalfa pellets online too and possibly make a bulk order of pellets and sand clear and all that fun stuff. In the long run I'm hoping it'll save me some bucks.
So if you know of any websites or online horse stores that might carry both or one of the items please let me know! The only store online I've been told to avoid for Sandclear and psyllium is smartpak because I guess they tend to be on the pricey side?
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    07-28-2010, 11:55 AM
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    07-28-2010, 12:03 PM
Drafts, I know some of the really big farms order in bulk and have it delivered, but not by on-line places. They usually order from a local feed store.

Bulk ordering costs less, and if it's a large order, delivery may even be free.

I think your shipping costs would be exorbitant trying to order on-line and having things delivered. It would cost you far more than driving 30 miles to pick up whatever it is you need.

Unless you're ordering actual pallets of things, the freight charges would far outweigh the costs of going to get it yourself.

How much does Sand Clear cost in 50 gal. Containers? I just use powdered Metamucil, because it has the same effect as Sand Clear and costs a whole lot less. Both of them are just a medium for psyllium, which is the active ingredient in helping to prevent sand colic.
    07-29-2010, 12:06 AM
Well at the tack store I go to it ranges from 175-210.00. I've been looking online and the cheapest I've found is 143 and I think I'll go with that. As for alfalfa pellets the 30 minutes to get it will be fine, I just have to phone ahead and my trainer told me to say what barn I'm with and I should get a 10% discount hopefully. I was thinking for the sand clear I think I can get a discount over 150.00 if I order online or it's free shipping or something so I might throw in a saddle pad to make it over. I don't know but I'm going to find out.

Shipping bulk would be awesome if I had that kind of money, one pallet of alfalfa pellets would last me a whole year and some!

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