As for the remark about cloroplast going up, I have to agree. The only reason I did not have to pay $25 for a sheet of Cloroplast was because the 4x8 would not fit in the SUV so I had to settle for a 4x6 pre-cut sheet, which ended up being $16. However, when I told them the use for the cloroplast, they had no idea why I would want to use it for a guinea pig cage (go figure). Nobody seems to be in this area who has piggies.
I also got coroplast from a different source this time. Before I was ordering (they only had white) from Sign-a-Rama and picking it up (gas to get there, at least $1 in quarters for parking, and what a pain in the behind to get the coroplast scored and folded to fit into my little car), a 4 feet x 8 feet sheet was $15. I decided to order online from Harbor Sales (in Maryland) this time. Easy online ordering. I ordered 4 sheets of 4 feet x 8 feet. They were $9 and change each. Shipping was free, the sheets were NOT folded (so the package is huge!), and it arrived the next day!
When you sign up on the Harbor Sales site, they ask for your business name, just make something up - they don't check. And you don't have to put in a federal tax ID number. :)
I ordered the 4mm thickness and it looks like the size of all my other pieces of coroplast. I haven't put it against the other ones to really check, but the 4mm is definitely thick enough, it's a nice quality too. I haven't had a chance to set up the new cages yet, we just found a place to put the 8 foot long package LOL.
For the free shipping, I'm guessing it's only in Maryland. They had their own truck, and they are based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. So, I'm guessing that they just deliver free locally. I honestly don't know (I guess I should have put that in my post, sorry!) Although, we are not on the Eastern Shore (we are on the east side of Baltimore County). But, I didn't talk to anyone, I just did everything online.
Also, on the prices - the more you order the cheaper it is. For example, 1-4 pieces is $9 and change, 5 - 8 pieces is $8 something and so on. I ordered 4 pieces, I really wanted to get 5 or 6 but the husband wasn't convinced that I need that much. Apparently he doesn't realize the size and quantity of cages I am planning on making :)
They do have a 1-800 number for customer service, I tried calling last Saturday before I ordered and didn't get anyone (which I figured I wouldn't) but then I just decided to order (I wasn't sure about the free shipping at first, it really didn't say on the site), but they never charged shipping.
then theres these that has ALOT of panels but i think is mesh
and its $20.00
I thought they ones from Kmart had big interior holes, or maybe they were non-standard on the outside. Either way, be careful when you buy there to make sure you have the right thing.
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I see they have oversize fleece flankets for sale, $4.99. Pretty patterns too.
eta: on one page, it says the grids are for sale for $15.99 and another $17.99? Looks like the same item. Wonder which it is.