I dont want to come across as the defender of the LFS
, but mail order companies dont have to pay near the overhead that the LFS
does (per square foot) and they deal in large volumes so they can afford a much larger discount. They probably also have leverage to work out greater discounts when purchasing the materials from the manufacturer.
are owner operators and none of the ones in my town are getting rich selling salt. As a matter of fact the only profitable area that my fav LFS
has is in a tank cleaning service.
Theres no excuse for bad advise, but I dont mind paying a little more for product to get it locally.
..just my humble opinion..