What????? I love Pacific! I used to go there just to look around and talk to the guys who work there. They're very nice and friendly, plus they're actually super knowledgeable, and are happy to talk to you indefinitely unlike other stores where they either ignore you and brush you off, or they repeatedly ask you if you need help and pester you to either buy something or leave. I understand some places don't like window shoppers, but when I'm thinking of something to get for an aquarium, going to a LFS
just to look around gives me ideas, and I will bring them business even if it's not that time.
But not only that, the guys there always give me discounts, and they may or may not have charged me tax hehe. I guess overall they might not be the best store in the city, but I think the place is great nonetheless. I moved out of the city and am up in Rockland County now and was actually thinking of driving in tomorrow and was thinking of swinging by Pacific just to talk and storm up some ideas for my tanks and maybe grab something to come home with
I'm not saying they're perfect, in fact I had an experience where they neglected to tell me something that ended with three dead CRS, but even after that I still love the place.
But seeing as this is an old thread, any new places around NYC? Any conventions or club things going on?