25% off on Saturdays. Also, most local LFS don't have the selection they do.
25% off ridiculous prices are still ridiculous prices
Originally Posted by midlife_hobbyist
Yes- its tough. I believe in supporting ALL family owned businesses- especially those that give back to the community thru donations to youth organizations.
It's a balancing act between finding value and supporting a business. If we keep buying everything online, there wont be any brick and mortar stores around to sell things that don't ship well (like frozen food)......But I don't like being gouged or making up for incompetence....I try and buy what I can from LFS but also buy online when it makes sense
I don't think "nemo's" is family owned any more, but Pets Plus owns them, and renamed it Natural Pets by Pets Plus, or something like that. I'd much rather purchase locally. at the very least I get to see what i'm buying exactly.
I don't know the quality of the livestock there, can only make an assumption, but I know the poor quality at the chains I've been to, and I'd rather pay extra for genetically and physically healthy fish than any disocunt for inbred, sick fish.
Of course, if nemo's has inferior stock as well, then please disregard me!
the livestock seem fine to me. but so did the lone congo at petsmart. I've no issue paying extra for quality, but 4x is too much. if they were 5-6/e I would've purchased 10.
get to know the guys there. Scott, the manager, has been good to me. Prices are high...but if you're loyal, they work with you.
I used to shop there all the time when it was Nemo's. I spent a lot of cash there, at least for me... hundreds and hundreds. I doubt that matters much now since it's been a few years and they're a different group.
I've no doubt the quality of the employees. I spoke to one person regarding my tank and synodontis, and he seemed very knowledgeable. but that has nothing to do with the obscene pricing. they're still in business and seem to be doing well, so more power to them for getting those prices. no hate here...