Most of my set up is from big al's as they were the only fish store around a few years ago. Some of their prices were quite high.
I moved 4years ago (when our dollar was in good shape) and needed to order a couple PVC
fittings from the website. It was $24 in the US site before I was redirected to the Canadian one and it ended up being $75 before shipping. Luckily, a few more stores have popped up near me and the Big Al's near my new house is privately owned, not corporate owned