Finding pots for plants

In a larger city, it is relatively easy to find a shop stocking plants and pots for sale, however in a small town there are extremely limited options for finding a pot supplier. A buyer has to check several shops in a small town before finding a seller for plastic pots
The different kinds of pots available are
– mud/clay pots , not very easily available as most stores do not stock them
– plastic pots, can be found in some stores selling plasticware like buckets, mugs, plastic brooms, dustbins
– pots made from recycled bottles and containers

Most of the plants available locally are usually planted in black polybags which the buyer is expected to transfer to a pot.
There are advantages and disadvantages of each of the different kinds of pots available and these are described in detail separately.