“Buying weed in bulk vs. buying weed in retail — which one should I choose?”
That’s a question we often receive from our readers. Therefore, we’d like to make it clear once and for all:
Buying anything in bulk makes it cheaper in the long run.
So, why do some people still insist on buying weed in smaller quantities instead of buying in bulk and saving their hard earned money for, say, a quality bong?
Probably because they aren’t regular weed users and they just want to sample a few strains.
Or, because they focus solely on that hefty price tag, forgetting that they’re buying an ounce of high-quality weed instead of one or three grams. When buying weed in bulk, you’ll always end up with a lower price per gram than for retail purchase — that’s how business works.
In this article, we’ll show you how to get the most out of buying weed in bulk so you can save even more money on a single order.
But before we delve into that, let’s take a look at how people typically buy their flowers.
Future generations may not remember such dark times, but back in the last century, the only way to buy weed was through a street dealer.
Fortunately, now we have legal weed in Canada and the cannabis market is thriving in great prosperity, giving people the opportunity to buy their buds from legitimate sources — if they don’t grow their own plants, of course.
This doesn’t mean that you can go to your local grocery store and buy a bag of OG Kush. Weed is typically sold by local, licensed dispensaries or marijuana mail order services, both of which have their pros and cons.
Local dispensaries sell cannabis goods approved for sales by an authorized governing body. You can buy anything from dry flowers to edibles to concentrates, but the availability of certain weed products can vary dramatically between different dispensaries.
That’s why prior research is mandatory before spending your money in a local cannabis dispensary. The place should sell high-quality cannabis flowers, hire knowledgable staff that caters to novice consumers, and offer a wide range of different cannabis products, so you don’t have to bounce from one dispensary to another in order to get your hands on exactly what you’ve planned to buy.
To answer the yet unasked question — yes, local dispensaries allow buying weed in bulk.
Mail order marijuana services are exactly what they sound like — websites that sell cannabis online and deliver it right at your doorstep; you can buy weed in bulk in the comfort of your own home, without having to wander around the city to find what you need.
Aside from the obvious advantage of mail order marijuana services such as CheapWeed over local dispensaries is that they typically have an FAQ database where they answer the most common questions about buying marijuana online. Should that be not enough, you can also visit their blog section to educate yourself about cannabis and related topics.
Long story short, mail order marijuana websites keep everything in one place.
So, you’ve already chosen your weed vendor and you’re ready to buy some weed in bulk but don’t know how to maximize the cost-efficacy of your purchase?
Here are a few ideas to apply to your next shopping session without entering the “big spender” mode.
Competition is on the rise in the cannabis industry and more licenses are issued each month, so dispensaries cannot help but fight for their customers in order not to let the competition tear them apart.
That’s why the vast majority of marijuana dispensaries offer special deals on their products. It doesn’t have to be a discount on the entire selection, but finding good deals for certain strains or stumbling upon a decent supply of shatter whose costs have been halved for 2-3 days is totally possible.
This requires some patience, but you’ll be well rewarded in the end.
‘First time in a dispensary? Here’s a discount coupon!’
‘Hey, it’s 4/20 today, we have a coupon for you!’
‘Remember to use our coupon during Black Friday to save even more on buying weed in bulk!’
‘It’s our first birthday! Here’s your coupon.’
Does it sound familiar?
If you’ve ever bought weed online, chances are, you’ve been offered a special coupon at least once in your life. Coupons are one of the best ways to make your future customers return to you if you manage to live up to their standards; you give them something before they even decide to buy from you — pure psychology.
This may be a coupon for a free gram of weed upon the first purchase or a 10% discount on your next order — or a huge holiday discount, such as those offered on Black Friday.
First of all, buying weed in bulk is cheaper than in retail — in the long run, of course.
These $160 per ounce of weed will always look daunting at the beginning, but that’s just because your brain only sees the large amount. The brain doesn’t tend to analyze if the price per gram is actually lower when you buy weed in bulk, but it concentrates on those 160 dollars you’d have to spend at one go.
You won’t see the saved money immediately, but you have our word that the difference will be noticeable after, say, three or six months of regular purchases. You’ll also realize that buying weed in bulk helps you consume less stuff on average.
Of course, by saying “bulk” we mean quantities starting at one ounce. Here at CheapWeed, we offer free shipping on orders at $99 and up; prices for an ounce of high-quality weed start at $160, so you actually get your buds shipped for free every time you place an order.
Contrary to buying weed in bulk, small purchases are not subject to free shipping — online dispensaries often charge their customers with a flat fee of $10 – $15.
To make things simpler, let’s say you want to buy an eight of weed for $25. While this may sound like a good deal, adding those 10 or 15 dollars to the bill (plus the tax) leaves you with a $45-$50 order — just as much as you’d pay for a quarter at your local dispensary.
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