Thats their new planted selection
It doesn't look anything like this anymore.
I decide to rope the wife into a "color tour" to lansing and we ended up at the preuess pet store. All I have to say is wow for 2 reasons. One is for the selection of fish and plants and salt water selection is amazing its huge! But I must say how do they stay in business with the prices they have on hardware? Anyone with a computer better not be buying hardware from them outside of a small item for there tank around 10 bucks or less.
I went there looking to upgrade my lighting to a double coralife T-5 lamp fixture x 2. I wanted one marine light and one freshwater light and I had printed the add from Fish Supplies, Online Fish Supplies, Aquarium Products, Aquarium Accessories at Big Al's Online
and brought it with me knowing if the price was a bit high maybe i could get them to price match.
A bit high ! How about twice the price high !!
Ok, the lights I wanted ran 47.95each at Big Als so for 106.95 that includes shipping I can have them in 3 days to my house. They had one light for 89.95 !!! OUCH !! I could just about get two for the price of there one. I figured if the price was 15.00 more I would buy them so i could just get them up and running tonight and support a great store but I wasn't born yesterday and that price is down right screwing the consumers !!
That is over double the mark up! I checked local stores around my house and they can order them for around 60.00 a light that is reasonable so you can't tell me that preuss can sell them for a better price.
After showing the gal the price sheet from Big Als and asking if they could get close to the price , I wasn't expecting to get the lights for 47.95 I can undertand they have to cover there shipping costs and sales tax so I was willing to pay for that for the convience of walking out with the lights.She stated I could talk to the gal that orders on Monday but telling her I live an hour away that was out of the question. I told her that is to bad that there isn't a store manager that i could talk to as I would have walked out with the lights if they could have dropped the price a bit. The store employee stated they must be going on clearance for that price at big als, I said no T-5' s are new to the market and coralifes site still show the T-5 fixture as new on the web site. "oh thats right we just got them in 6months ago she claimed".
I did get a few plants that I can't find by me , and one black angel that was pretty pricy for his size but hard to find.
I just don't understand how they got that big of a store with prices like that.