I agree. I have over 25 different types of coral. A few from lfs
and craigslist but most came from members of a local reef club. Now I don't live close to any of the members so I had a hour or so drive each time but I never paid "retail" price for any coral from any of them. I'm driving 2 hours one way this weekend to pick up more coral but I can't pass them up they are so cheap
I joined the reef club because members get 10% off at the lfs
plus I met a bunch of really cool people
I will never pay 30 bucks or more to get coral shipped. A fellow can go broke real quick doing that.