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01-20-2004 01:57 PM
Rolo WHAT! Really?! Best news I've heard in a long time. They sell it at petsmart for $25 and I can only get florite online for $22 with shipping.

Is this their policy or did you convince someone to sell it to you at a lower price. I don't want to look like an idiot expecting them to discount $13/bag for 4 bags.
01-20-2004 07:27 AM
Anonymous Take a copy of the ad for Flourite to your local Petsmart, they should price match it.
10-08-2002 02:41 AM
SNPiccolo5 I actually placed my order today... and got the price of 9.99 since I had it in my cart when it was 9.99. I called to make sure, and it is about $7 a bag shipping, but that is still only $16 per bag, including shipping, making it a better deal than the other site. I'll let y'all know when it comes...

10-08-2002 02:15 AM
m.lemay Nope, I cancelled the order for now. Got spooked...
10-08-2002 02:12 AM
Tom713 Either their website is all fouled up, or they can't decide what to do. I just checked them again, and now the price is back to 11.99 just as you said. But it still states "actual shipping cost based on weight". I hope you don't get stuck paying that higher price. :aah:
10-08-2002 01:17 AM
m.lemay Well, I didn't actually talk to anybody. I placed an order online and the order was exactly what i said above. But, tonight someone from BigAls called the house and left a message on my machine and said that shipping would be $16.75 for 3 bags. $29.99 a bag???? They got it for $11.99 a bag online. The weird thing is I could swear,not even a week ago, it was $9.99 a bag online. I never ordered from them before and now I don,t think I'M GOING TO. Hmmm, Something smells fishy around here. No pun intended.:sad:
10-07-2002 11:57 PM
Tom713 Hmmm.....Maybe they got teed off already. I just checked BigAls online for flourite. It clearly says "actual shipping cost based on weight". Not only that, but the price is now $29.99 for 7 kg. !!

Maybe the person you talked to didn't know what he was talking about, or he was just feeling generous.
10-07-2002 09:30 PM
m.lemay I just inquired about shipping on Flourite at BigAls and its the same as any other item. The shipping is based on dollar amount. For 3- 7kg bags the shipping comes out to $6.95. Not bad. I'm afraid that if everybody buys thier flourite from BigAls and they don't order anything else that they might change that policy though. So, if you need something else order it there so they don't get teed off.
10-07-2002 04:33 PM
Tom713 2la brings up a good point. Most mail order companies will charge extra (real shipping cost) on heavy weight items such as substrates. You can usually figure about a dollar a pound in such cases.

The only exception that I'm aware of, is Dr Foster & Smith Petwarehouse. Even when ordering heavy items, ie substartes, normal shipping cost still apply. Even though their price is $19.99, depending on how much you order, it could be cheaper to order from them.

10-07-2002 05:05 AM
Originally posted by SNPiccolo5
If you are going to order it, then go to, they have the best price.
True, but the shipping costs of such a heavy load may offset or even outweigh any savings. If you go this route, I'd recommend you inquire by phone and see if they can get you a quote on shipping and handling costs.
10-06-2002 04:07 PM
SNPiccolo5 If you are going to order it, then go to, they have the best price.
10-02-2002 04:08 PM
fins712 Thanks alot for your help. I think I may just order some flourite. It seems like the easiest/best thing to do.

10-02-2002 04:02 PM
GulfCoastAquarian You need to make sure there are no additives in the litter. You want no-frills, cheap stuff. If it has fungicides or fragrances in it, it will kill your tank.
10-02-2002 01:12 PM
fins712 is there a certain type of litter that is better than others? Are there any I would need to stay away from?
10-02-2002 12:58 PM
GulfCoastAquarian I use it "straight up" with no other gravel. It's a drab grey/tan color and actually looks fairly natural. I mix it with similar-colored gravel to variegate the color, but you don't have to.

All it is, is crushed clay. Just like Flourite.
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