While doing my estimates for the build of my chicken house I found that the costs were going to be astronomical to do what I really wanted to do. I was discouraged and almost gave up as I went from one building supply place to another trying to find a place that might be able to cut my costs enough to put it back in what I considered a manageable budget. When all of the sudden one of the employees piped up and said "you know be package up our culled/rejected materials into pallets and sell them at a fraction of their original costs" and pointed me in the direction of these "rejected" materials. I went over and looked at these packaged cull materials and found that one of the pallets had over half of the materials I would need for my build at literally less than half the usual costs. I am talking half of the 4x8 sheets of OSB, 8' 2X4, and 8' 4X4 boards that I would need. The kicker to this deal was that they also had a ton of 12' 2x4, 12' 2x6, 8' 2x6 and several other random sized boards that appeared to be left over after their cutting for customers. Since the overall price of this entire pallet was less than half the price I would pay for the exact boards in it that I needed to use, I thought I would be a fool not to buy it. Especially since the only reason the majority of the boards had been rejected was for mild chips in the board, and some of them because they had more knots in them than most people like. I bought the pallet and then added to the supplies by buying the remaining boards missing from my materials list. When I was done, I had ultimately turned a $1000.00+ project into a $500+ project. This is after substituting a thinner wire fencing material for a thicker welded wire roll that is twice as long as I will need for the project. Needless to say I went from frustrated and disappointed to jovial and/or joyous. So, if you are frustrated while looking for reasonably priced materials don't give up. There are deals to be had. The question is, how long do you have to be patient and hunt out the deals. If you have a while then you can certainly find the materials at a cheaper price, you just have to be willing to put the effort out to find the deals.