I'm looking for cheap paper, around 500 kg or 1000 pounds. For simplicity, let's assume A4/letter. The cheapest one I found was €742 incl. taxes (=0.74 ct a piece) for 500 kg and it only went down to €692 (=0.69 ct/piece) if I take 4x500kg or more.
On the other hand, I found 50 kg for 0.95 ct a piece.
All of this is between 0.5 and 1 ct a piece and I expected that large amounts of paper should be much cheaper, something like a -75% discount or more.
The truth is, I would actually prefer large sheets that I cut down myself (A1 or A0, so ~10x the area of letter or A4) but I can't seem to find those at all. I looked at the paper for offset printing and found 500 kg for 1.6 ct for a piece equivalent to the above examples.
Am I wrong or am I just looking in the wrong place?