like gravehearted mentioned, i mail order my hay from kleenmama. i have been doing this for months now and it's pretty much where i get all my timothy hay. usually 2nd cut is available most of the time, and when 3rd cut is available i grab that right up. my bunz (and guinea pigs) go nuts over the 3rd cut and they also love the 2nd cut. the other brands i have tried, including local feed stores, my guys are not as enthusiastic and there is much more waste.
i buy 45 lbs at a time, it comes in a big box which takes up all of my entryway but hey, what the heck, mostly my critters let me live here so i can be at their beck & call. they take up most of the space in my home and i kind of just scoot around the edges. but i digress...shipping is what costs when ordering online, but there is so much less waste than when i buy local (and no taxes at kleenmama's!) that i guesstimate that i really save $$ in the long run by ordering the stuff that my furry guys really eat.
i do buy my alfalfa from the local feed stores (for my baby bunz). i also do occasionally buy oat hay as a treat for my guys. i don't like to give lots of oat hay as it has more calories than the grass hays (timothy, orchard grass, bluegrass, brome etc.)
i also give alfalfa hay cubes as treats.
i tried giving timothy hay cubes instead of regular timothy hay (thinking it would make less mess for me and support my laziness) but my guys didn't go for that and weren't getting enuf hay. so i have been giving them kleenmama timothy as their basic everyday hay.
btw, the owner of kleenmama (who happens to have the same first & last name as me) is a really terrific person and doing business with her is always a pleasure. i receive my hay in just a couple of days. also, fyi, when you order your hay you can ask for samples of the other kinds she has. i got a sample of bluegrass as i was told that piggies really eat that up, but of course my 2 girls turned up their snub noses at that...and so again i'm back to kleenmama's timothy hay. 8-)