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Old 12-12-2012, 01:43 AM   #1
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Talk about a mark-up!


Came across this earlier while shopping.

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Anyone else seen anything like this.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:10 AM   #2
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Yeah I've seen it. Most big box pet stores are unaware of the Internet.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:31 AM   #3
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They will price match it, given you show them a printed add with a cheaper price, some stores are a bit more iffy on price matching though Ive noticed. I got my Fluval C2 Power Filter for 25$ instead of 40$ by bringing in an add off amazon for it, since the shipping was free, they didn't charge me the shipping like they normally would
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:37 AM   #4
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Yeah I've seen it. Most big box pet stores are unaware of the Internet.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:26 PM   #5
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It's very weird what is marked more expensive, you have to shop both. My Aquaclear 30 was by far cheaper at Petsmart than I could get on line, but my Fluval 406 was WAY cheaper at Amazon

Same thing with supplies (carbon, or whatever), have to check both.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #6
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Don't they ever compare their prices with other competitors and realize they're charging an arm too much? :|

Recently saw some GREY Cherry Shrimp (They had a couple of red spots) at a Petco selling for $1.89 a pop, how's that for a markup?
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:42 PM   #7
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Don't they ever compare their prices with other competitors and realize they're charging an arm too much? :|

Recently saw some GREY Cherry Shrimp (They had a couple of red spots) at a Petco selling for $1.89 a pop, how's that for a markup?
Lgs here sells cherries for 5.99 each

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Old 12-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #8
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5.99??? I DONT EVEN MORD WHAT???

Well these "Cherries" are about as translucent as an Amano, actually, I think Amanos are more colorful than these.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:48 PM   #9
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Same here. One of the LFS's near me, I won't mention a name, sells cherry shrimp for like 4.99 each. And it's even worse because they breed them in the store so they don't even have very much money into them to begin with.
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Same here. One of the LFS's near me, I won't mention a name, sells cherry shrimp for like 4.99 each. And it's even worse because they breed them in the store so they don't even have very much money into them to begin with.
Had to check location cause it sounds like some of my LFS's... lol


Though a my big box store, they had RCS that werent even red for $8.99 lol

I asked her if they had to remove the 5 other ones that had died in the little jar and never fixed the price tag. lol
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:01 PM   #11
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Haha! That is exactly why I like to shop here in the SnS! You can't really find shrimp around here, and if you do you are paying 6.99 for plain old rcs! I managed to find A grade crs for 25.00 a shrimp!! Lol!! Looking in my crs/CBS I figure I got like 1000.00 in shrimp at that rate.... ;-))
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:11 PM   #12
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They will price match it, given you show them a printed add with a cheaper price, some stores are a bit more iffy on price matching though Ive noticed. I got my Fluval C2 Power Filter for 25$ instead of 40$ by bringing in an add off amazon for it, since the shipping was free, they didn't charge me the shipping like they normally would
Before u go price matching....call the store..because I know here petco and petsmart don't match anything online ...only if you bring in a local ad from another store then they wiil
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:59 AM   #13
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Before u go price matching....call the store..because I know here petco and petsmart don't match anything online ...only if you bring in a local ad from another store then they wiil

It varies from store to store, and manager to manger. I don't think Petsmart is supposed to do online matches, but sometimes some of the ones I go to will if the managers are in a good mood
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:26 AM   #14
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Lots of retail outlets are out of touch with fair market pricing. They basically go with retail markup and hold off on discounting during seasonal sales and promotions.

No one here should be surprised at how retail works...
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:42 PM   #15
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my LFS is a ripoff... 5.99 for cherry and everything is a ton! petsmart is cheeper most of the time... if i have time (as in i wasn't a idiot and not have stuff i need in the house) i use amazon.

add to that petsmart is a 30 minute run and LFS 25 so time lost both ways!

filter media is the stuff i see REALLY marked up around here
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