I have some suggestions for you, but I’m not sure about the vendor recommendation policy is here. Please stay tuned while we clarify that. And the forums posted by all of us will be helpful but overwhelming with reviews and suggestions. I shop with some of the median/higher priced vendors in some cases. I have found it more helpful to have higher quality product and use less plant material overall. The lower priced places, especially the bigger places with no relationship with customers (bigger retail companies) are not as reliable with quality product and that ends up requiring more buying. I’ve spent a lot of extra money and time acquiring samples from vendors that I haven’t tried yet. Having kilos is not helpful for me unless it’s a super reliable source. And on sale. I’ve only needed that much of the same product, twice since the ban threat of 2016, in which I got 7 kilos and still have 3 of those. I STILL LIKE that vintage KRATOM and use it now and then. Its special to me, but I have enough to be able to gift some to local friends who I do leaf swaps with (for fun).
I am a fickle kratom shopper. Not exactly a reliable customer for many vendors. But I try to keep about 8-12 different vendor options in my rotation. Strain is less of an issue. For my metabolism. I currently don’t respond well to white strains or even some yellows, but they are often my favorites!
I’ve not shopped with your choices so far. Nor will I be. But. This past year has seen the choices of vendor AND quality at an all-time high ! Many great vendors with that personal service AND high quality AND reasonable prices! Our community is really getting GOOD at doing it right! It’s a great time to be seeking (and finding) vendors of excellence !