The tent guys think that people are blind n stupid to pay crazy amounts, When I was in Pakistan, I always used to buy a couple of Goats (young hefty short type). not the big smelly Bison looking goats (yuck).
Rule 1 is to never buy from a tent in the mandi. For me it was usually never mandi anyway - it was the makeshift ranch near Landhi Industrial Area or even Zulfiqarabad.
btw raise hands here who completely does the work himself - from slaughtering to skinning to carving.. - Count me in. I used to hang the entire carcass on a chain block (awesome). Some of my freinds also borrowed it for their cow carcasses.
Some pointers - never let the blood drain onto the street - capture it and use it as plant fertiliser (works wonderful (Ive always put it in the mango trees in my house --- yummy) - and a pressure washer is a blessing at this time, when everything is done, fire it up - put some cleaner in it and power away.