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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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First off I'm new to this forum but I've been lurking for several weeks. I have decided to use eco-complete in my new 125 and was wondering if someone could suggest the cheapest on-line source for it? Thanks for any help.
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The cheapest I've found is here for 17.99 (w/o shipping).
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...amp;in_merch=1
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Drs.Foster&Smith, are the cheapest online source I've found; all the others sell it for cheap, but kill you in the shipping price...
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Why is this stuff so hard to find locally????

Before the holidays, I emailed th company. So far, NO REPLIES! I also called them and nothing! All I get is a stupid voice mail that had me going around and around.

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you might want to try asking your lfs if they can order it for you- it will save you on shipping, i paid $35.00 for 2 bags, but i know some people said they couldnt get anyone to order it for them--GOOD-LUCK
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It's only $16.99 at petsolutions (http://www.petsolutions.com/cgi-bin/...0000&l=386) Shipping depends which zone you live in, but it's still cheaper than anywhere else.
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I've had no trouble finding eco-complete in LFSs, but for $35/bag, I order online.
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Fosty,
Thanks for the link to petsolutions.com. Unfortunately, if you live in Louisiana the difference between them and petwarehouse.com in only $0.04!!Thanks again.
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i paid $35.00 for 2 bags--so i paid $17.50 for a bag. tax included.
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At least you have it in LA. I'll get some when I go down to Metairie.

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Hey scorpion. Where in Metarie. That's only 30 minutes from my house. Certainly worth the drive if someone has it. Please let me know.
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Jeff, I have my sister looking into it. When she finds it, I'll let you know. I plan on visiting her later this year... Colorado Springs is too small when it comes to LFSs. I'd have to go to Denver to find it if I want it that bad...

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Technically, Big Al's has the lowest price on just about everything - if you are sign up for thier VIP program. According to them, they will beat any online price by 5% for the same product. So, taking the $16.99 from petsolutions.com, Big Als would charge about $16.15 - not a big difference, and I'm not sure what their shipping rate is for heavy materials, does anyone know? It could save you a few bucks or a lot though depending on shipping and how much you order.
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Ummm, I might have to disagree. That Pet Place has similar prices and I get my stuff faster. At big al's, the boneheads never sent my tracking number. Had to call for it and it took them forever to give it to me. They bite. Besides this, the stuff they carry can be obtained from That Pet Place.

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I didn't think big als had eco-complete, and I know that fish place doesn't. I live about 4 minutes away from them and know for sure that they don't have eco-complete (unless they started getting it in the last week; sounds like time for another trip).
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