where are you located??? because my LFS in new york "fishtown-usa.com" have 2" pigeon blood on sale for $10 and 3" red turqouise for $20.
It's a good deal, but like the guy say before shipping will be a killer. Check aquabid.com htey have some pretty sweet deal sometimes. I think the have 8 red melons for $80 plus shipping. Assorted will be like $120 including shipping... you really have to find what you want than the deal fo it.