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Hay Pet store vs. Online

Ithilgil

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Both at the pet store and online, I've found 9lb of Oxbow orchard hay.

Pet store:
39.54 / 9lb (inc tax)
0.27 / oz

Online:
53.51 / 9lb (inc tax and delivery)
0.37 / oz

The ones at the pet store is cheaper, but I've heard from the forum that the quality of the hay at the pet stores are typically not as good because you'd never know how long it's been sitting there.

Also, considering that I don't have a car, I'd have to ludge the big bag of hay using my small grovery cart all the way home (via bus and walking) from the pet store.

But, if I buy it online, I get it delivered to my front door.

Which one should I buy?
 

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I realize you can't get Kleenmama's hay in Canada, but I live 2000 miles from her, and including shipping, I pay $56 for 45 pounds of hay. Either I'm getting a great bargain, or you're getting ripped off.

You'd have to ask Pinky, but I believe she gets 45-50 pound boxes of Oxbow hay shipped to a nearby pet store and picks it up there, and she gets way more hay for less money than you'd have to pay.
 

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I realize you can't get Kleenmama's hay in Canada, but I live 2000 miles from her, and including shipping, I pay $56 for 45 pounds of hay. Either I'm getting a great bargain, or you're getting ripped off.

You'd have to ask Pinky, but I believe she gets 45-50 pound boxes of Oxbow hay shipped to a nearby pet store and picks it up there, and she gets way more hay for less money than you'd have to pay.

I order 50 lb. boxes of Oxbow orchard grass at my local Pet Supplies Plus Store. It gets delivered to the store and I pick it up there. With tax, it runs slightly over $60.00; something like $60.22. They sell 25 lb bags of timothy at the store and it runs around $26.00. They never carry more than one or two of the 25 lb bags so it's always fresh. I'm allergic to timothy so I order the orchard grass.
 

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Does anyone know which website I could use to buy Oxbow orchard grass in bulk cheaply and would deliver to Canada?
 

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You can order Oxbow products from Canadian Pet Connection | the evolution of your pet health professional They sell all the sizes of hay at CPC. You can order small bags of hay and pellets from Online Pet Store Canada | Cat Toys,Pet Treats,Dog Boots,Dog Clothes Beds and Montreal Critters — Welcome to Montreal Critters All these websites are Canadian. Pet Supplies | Dog & Cat Supplies, Pet Meds | DrsFosterSmith.com Pet Products now ships to Canada, but since it's American the shipping is more.
I order my Oxbow through my vet. When I saw that she sold Oxbow Critical Care I asked if she would be able to order me hay and pellets from her supplier. Now I just order my stuff through my vet. I don't have to pay shipping and she charges less than the petstores and online :)
Maybe look around and see if you can get a deal like that. Good luck!
 
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