marijuana is only legal in my state medicinally, there aren’t many stores to visit with growing products. I mostly do mail order unless it’s a heavy or large item, like a big bale of Pro Mix or a big bag of perlite, I’ll visit local small hardware/garden shops and then the big box places like Home Depot.
for fast delivery on harder to get items, Amazon always works for me, 2 day guaranteed delivery and if they fail, an added month to our Amazon Prime account (it’s happened twice). I’ve had great success with Amazon and third party providers.
ebay usually shines for competitive pricing but shipping can be slower, much slower if you don’t notice and it’s coming from China. I always check seller feedback.
I have bought Fox Farm soil from Wal Mart and had it delivered to a local store for pick up and that was easy.
I’d love to build an LED light but I never have enough cash and the technology is evolving…I’m waiting for integrated moon light after reading the last e-mail from Robert