I ordered a new collar for my huge and adorable ridgeback yesterday, and it occurred to me that I should share with my online friends the awesome collars I found online years ago. For my big boy, I buy this thick leather saftey-ring collar: $4.95. Even with shipping and handling (which is per order and not item, IIRC), it comes to less than $11.00, and it has a fantastic and free brass nameplate that beats clinking dog tags all to bits.
I’ve ordered several collars from the company over the years and have never had a lick of trouble. Enjoy!