I just called a supplier in California, who wants to sell me misprint, non-UV-protected bags at $0.40/ea, about $400/bale. They promised to give me a break if I ordered more than 4 bales, but I haven't gotten the quantity schedule, yet. I've seen people on the forum getting them for $250/bale. Either way, shipping is going to be a killer unless I can justify picking them up or I get a great price.
Does anyone want to order multiple bales to Utah or southern Idaho?
I just received the following response from Pacific Packaging Industries (pac-packaging.com):
Our price for unprinted 18x30 inch woven poly bags is $0.30 each PLUS shipping, for quantities of less than 10,000 bags. There are 1000 bags per bale. We do also have misprinted bags that we can sell for $0.15 each. These do have printing on them and are NOT all the same exact dimensions. With misprints, you get a random mix of 18x30's, 20x32's, 21x34's, etc. The bags are all close to the same size but not exactly the same.
I'm not much of a stickler on the uniformity, so the variety doesn't bother me much. I can always use them for other projects and, unless there's a real problem with this, I can use the larger bags on the lower courses.
This supplier is in Oregon, where I have family, so I have plenty of excuses to drive up there and save on shipping.