I happened to be at Home Depot buying a new dishwasher and as a general rule I had to swing by the nursery. Of course it is hard to go there without being heart-broken watching those poor plants without any home. (Just kidding...) I got a couple more to add to my new collection of succulents. I am continually amazed at the various shapes, color, texture and architecture of their leaves. I always prefer to buy in the smallest pots because they are cheaper and I like to understand the behavior of the plants by watching them grow.
It is a good idea to check the condition of the plants by looking at the roots before buying them. If you have a choice, get the ones that combine good foliage and root system (the sign of a healthy plant). Root-bound plants are already stressed; they will take longer time to get established in your garden.
Transplant (repot) new plants into slightly bigger pots to allow more room for the roots and to give a base that is proportional to the size of the foliage. My plants are exposed to winds; the smaller plants and those with large leaves are prone to being blown away. Therefore, I prefer heavier pots over plastic ones.
Compact Mini Jade (Crassula argentea 'Compacta')
Graptosedum 'Alpenglow'/'Vera Higgins'
Aloe Hybrid (Aloe 'Crosby's Prolific')