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bulk cork rounds - finding decent deals
#1
I bought bulk cork bark from a hobby vendor twice. The first time I was quite pleased since I received a variety of sizes. The second time I received a box full of tiny pieces. I was a bit frustrated so I thought I would try another source. I ordered Zoo Meds bulk cork rounds from Amazon (15 lbs $77 shipped). It arrived in a 24x19x18 box:
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The variety of sizes was impressive:
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Yes that is a giant cork round at the top - about 24 inches long and about 8 to 10 inches in diameter. The tiles in the background of the photo are 18 x 18. The pieces were in the same condition as the bark I have purchased from hobby vendors. It's dirty and requires a good scrubbing but it was worth the effort to me. I was pleased. I'm sure it's hit or miss as to what you receive. It would be great if others that have bought a box would post a picture of what they got.

I'd likely buy again (especially with prime shipping). Feel free to tag on other sources for good deals on cork rounds and flats.
Jim from Austin --- Lorenzo keepers PM me about a US breeding program
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#2
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After Jim ordered his bulk cork rounds/flats, I ordered one too. Mine was from Pet Mountain, 15# Zoo-Med, bulk cork rounds/flats, $75.99 with free shipping. I ordered it last Thursday, they said it would get here this coming Thursday. Lo and behold! It got here today. I am more than happy with it. Many large pieces, will help me make several vivs, at least!
Thanks for the idea, Jim! (Tiles in the background are 12x12.)
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#3
quite lucky ovee here, haven't ordered one yet, but thinking about it, we have these all at £29 ($46) and £5 delivery, options are (all 5kg) Large cork tubes, Medium Tubes, Small Cork Tubes, Large Flats and MIxed
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#4
So that works out to about the same price, you pay $54 for 11 pounds, we pay $76 for 15 pounds, both roughly $5 per pound, delivered (if my quick math is correct). That is a great savings over the individual pieces!
I was at an animal show today which confirmed this, small piece run $5-10 each, medium $12-18 and large $20-35 each. These smaller pieces weigh just ounces! (These same prices are at local pet stores.)
What country do you live in?
P. Terribilis orange, R. Imitator Cainarachi Valley, D. Leucomelas, D. Auratus, D. Azureus, P. vittatus, D. cobalts, D.Oyapok, Bombina Orientalis
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#5
Yep, Euro = 54 vs 74.35 US $.
-Beth
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#6
England. I've bought big pieces here for £15, but where i work (a store that sells everything but is small to you guys lol) and they sell komodo gear, got myself a piece of flat that must've been 3ft by 2ft, for £5 once, wish they'd get the cork rounds
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