Affordable metal gates can be found at local animal feed stores, farmer's coops such as Southern States, and specialty gate stores. It is important to compare pricing at many different retailers to ensure that you are getting the best deal. Metal gates can be painted by the purchaser for additional savings over buying a gate that is already painted.
Metal gates for livestock use are often a better deal than those for landscaping or home use. If you do not care about artistic appearance, you can save a lot of money. Craigslist and other classified ads often have listings for used gates, which are sometimes still in great shape. Specialty gate stores sometimes have gates that have remained unsold or were returned by another customer. Coupons for 10 percent off or more are sometimes mailed to customers of large home improvement stores. These discounts can be applied to the purchase of any metal gate. When the price of metals in the commodity markets is low then the price for metal gates can drop. Purchasing metal gates locally makes more financial sense due to the high shipping costs, and some retailers may offer a discount if you purchase multiple gates at the same time.