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Old 04-11-2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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Buying Online?

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Do not know if this question fits on this thread, but I was wondering where would be the best place to buy equipment online? The mark-up at some LFS is at times 100% higher than online. What places online do you recommend?

I have been going here, Discount Aquarium Supplies, Tropical Fish Supplies and Fish Tank Supplies from Foster & Smith, but I have not ordered from them before.

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I order fromm drsfosterandsmith.com all the time. They may not always have the cheapest prices, but their low shipping costs and customer service make up for it, Ebay is great too, Thatpetplace.com are all places I would recommend.
I'm going to move this to the general retailers section.
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kensfish.com and bigalsonline.com as well are good ones, IMO.
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I highly recommend these two places for pricing (not always the lowest), return policy and customer service.

ThatPetPlace.com

Drs. Foster and Smith

With these two next.
Big Al's online

MarineDepot

There are quite a few other places as well. Just post a question here before from an an online store and you'll get some opinions.
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Old 04-12-2008, 02:36 PM   #5
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If your looking for lights or pumps go to catalinaaquariums.com they are really helpful and have pretty low prices.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:03 AM   #6
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I exclusively use Big Al's unless they do not carry an item I am looking for. Their prices can not be beat. They will knock their price down 5% lower than a competitors price.
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I've ordered livestock from marinedepotlive and do not recommend it.
Cmore, have you ordered only dry goods from marinedepot? I am looking at the Tek-Light T5 lighting system. Were you happy with their customer service, shipping on time and delivery?
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I have purchased from Marindepot.com (dry goods only) and Hellolights.com for my lighting/equipment. I have to say that I am very pleased with both sites, customer service and shipping were great!

Roka check hellolights.com for the TEK as well before you buy.
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Is kensfish.com really that good? Their website is atrocious
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I will Ziggy, thanks!
I have not heard of kensfish.....
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