Well, here it is, my own pic comparison of the coir brick VS the coir bale I ordered off Evilbay
The ad said it was equal to 16 bricks but it's actually more like 24-30 of the bed-a-beast bricks, and for merely the price of 3 bricks! Shipping was spendy ($19) but unless I open a nursery I think I'm set for at least a couple years with this bad boy. The bale is 30 lbs on my bathroom scale and comes in a heavy duty bag and it's big enough to be resealed on one end for easy/clean storing.
Not sure if it due to being "fresh" or what but the coir is a heavy sturdy brick but it's still a bit squishy, much nicer than the rock hard bricks from the petshop. I know they get water added but the sponginess will help in breaking it up and using only bits of this at a time. Looks like it has a variety of nice textures in it too - I think plant roots will like it!
If you need a bale of your own ebay seller Mountaingirl is the one selling these. However I just searched for "coco coir" and stumbled across it.