I got a POUND of N-Acetyl L-Carnitine for about $32 (incl. shipping) from www.trueprotein.com
, a body-building supplements site.
It was hard to find the supplements area at first; click on Formulas and then pull down to Custom Solutions. You can dial in custom blends of supplements by percentages; you can add flavorings, etc.
I ordered a pound of ALCAR and a pound of L-Arginine, as well as 2 lbs of pea protein. They come in either a heavy duty plastic bag if you wanna go really minimal, or for 60 cents per pound a white plastic canister with a simple label. I have received mine almost instantly after ordering, too.
So then I went online and bought a capsule filling setup (24 at a time) and a bunch of size 00 vegetable-based capsules. Tonight I made my first batch of ALCAR and Arginine (separately) capsules, and it was very easy. It was funny dealing with white powders and smoothing it around with a plastic card -- looked like a cocaine-cutting scene in a movie. All we needed were some guns on the table and some twitchy characters hanging around.
Seriously, I got tired of paying $23 + tax at Whole Foods or CVS for a small bottle of 500 mg capsules. I could see that it was going to cost too much to take ALCAR this way, and I think this little investment is going to save me a LOT of money pretty quickly.
I've seen a couple of other bodybuilding sites that offer supplements in HUGE MANLY CONTAINERS, but I went with this one, since a friend (a vegan with big muscles) recommended it to me.
Best of luck...