Actually, the economy is not in the tank. The upper echelons are spending now as they did before the bust, at least in the horse world. Could be that SmartPak is doing so well they don't feel the need to price match.

Maybe SmartPak grew too fast; maybe there has been or is being contemplated a change in ownership; maybe they're planning an IPO; maybe they have a new bean counter in control. There could be lots of reasons why they have decided to become price unfriendly.

I just know that I cannot afford them anymore.