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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2015, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Aquarium deal websites

I frequent a couple different websites where users post deals they have on various things. I was wondering if anyone knew of something similar that was specific to the aquarium world?
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im barely starting off but someone told me about aquabid.com
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Aquabid is one place to look. I have had great success with craigslist when it comes to used aquarium stuff. Try using "fish" or "aquarium" as your search in the for sale section. There is always a lot of variety in my area and it changes frequently.
As far as "deals websites", aquarium products are a niche market, which means low volume demand, which means expensive. Because retailers don't get a price break unless they buy in VERY large quanties there is no incentive to offer deals or sales.
Amazon is one of the few places where aquarium products can be sourced consistently below retail cost. I would highly recommend checking them out next time you need fresh supplies.
 
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it really depends on what exactly you're looking for. This site, and other similar forums, all have sections dedicated to selling equipment, as well as fish or plants. Aquabid is basically e b a y for the aquarium world. Craigslist is always my go to for buying anything used. And of course the big box pet stores often run their $1/gallon sale when looking for just a tank. I've notice a smaller LFS also now often runs the $1/gallon sale on tanks as well.

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I wish there was a woot type website for fish/tank stuff.


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I wish there was a woot type website for fish/tank stuff.
That would be cool.

If I happen to come across a deal on something related, which forum would be the best to post such things?
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I would post it in this one honestly. I don't think anyone would get made at you for passing along a good deal.


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