Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Aquaria Off-Topic
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-06-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: mason City, iowa
Posts: 552
buying from LFS

I was just wondering how many people support their LFS. There is only one mom and pop LFS here plus a Petco. The LFS carries one brand of filters (canisters and HOB), no heaters, and very limited on other supplies ( test kits, food.....) I stopped in today to get sand, they had the very fine white, live sand and crushed coral sand. I left with buying anything. I realize I can get what I want cheaper online but I would like to shop more at the LFS, even thou the prices are higher.
__________________

__________________
ocean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
come get me tang police!
 
jetajockey's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In a swamp near you /Pensacola, FL
Posts: 12,047
I buy nearly everything online. Sometimes I will get a fish from the LFS if it's just a few, but its always cheaper online. I don't really feel an obligation to keep the LFS going, I know they have overhead and stuff, but they have to find a way to compete with the big box and online options. Adapt or go extinct.
__________________

__________________
Dont Forget to Join my FREE weekly Plant Giveaway.
Click Here!
jetajockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 09:00 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,537
I support mine, but it's That Fish Place. So it has great prices all the time!!
__________________
Fishkeeper26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 09:21 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
My lfs almost always has lower prices on fish than online. Coral seems to be either about the same, or lower. Idk about equipment as I've literally never looked.
__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 09:24 PM   #5
Aquarium Free - 2+ Years
 
mfdrookie516's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winchester, Ky
Posts: 19,410
I'm all about supporting local businesses.. unless things online are a lot cheaper. When a bottle of Prime is $11 online, but $20 in a local store, it's a no brainer. If it's something that is maybe just a dollar or two more (or for more expensive items, not much more in comparison), then I will get it locally.
__________________
-Jonathan

"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo." - Dave Barry
mfdrookie516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 09:30 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bruinsbro1997's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: California Coastline
Posts: 5,663
I support the local LFS around here because they are great and super nice, even though some of the coworkers are more pushy an imature than others. I especially like the one that is next door to a restaurant where we eat every week (my grandpa loves this place so it's an obligation) and while I wait for the food I check out the fish. Plus they have real low prices and know about fishless cycling!
__________________
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."
--John Wooden
bruinsbro1997 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 09:40 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: mason City, iowa
Posts: 552
Quote:
Originally Posted by slitherbomb
My lfs almost always has lower prices on fish than online. Coral seems to be either about the same, or lower. Idk about equipment as I've literally never looked.
The only corals I have bought locally are mushrooms, and I probably paid to much for those! The LFS doesn't have a great choice on corals either, I looked today, two mushroom frags, $29.99 and $69.99 (for a red), one zoo for 31.99. They had some huge anemones for $44.95, they had a sale few weeks ago and the anemones didn't sell. Would like to have them order a leather and trumpet coral for me but weary what they would cost me! And they can't quote me a price.
__________________
ocean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 09:47 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
Quote:
Originally Posted by ocean

The only corals I have bought locally are mushrooms, and I probably paid to much for those! The LFS doesn't have a great choice on corals either, I looked today, two mushroom frags, $29.99 and $69.99 (for a red), one zoo for 31.99. They had some huge anemones for $44.95, they had a sale few weeks ago and the anemones didn't sell. Would like to have them order a leather and trumpet coral for me but weary what they would cost me! And they can't quote me a price.
Ok that's just crazy! I bought a small green mushroom for $8 lol and they also gave me a small rock full of zoas for $5. I bought a sebae anemone which is about 6" across for $24. I'm also bought an acropora frag for $22. The next coral that I'm planning on buying is a 2" torch corral frag that is $29. Lol
__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 09:48 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
Oh, and they have small ricordia mushroom frags for $12.
__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 10:27 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Terrance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,577
Online always are cheaper. I'm already spending too much on aquarium related items, so there's no way I'm paying more at my LFS.
__________________

__________________
Kind Regards,
Terrance
Terrance is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
lfs

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buying my first filter...fluval or aquatop? Erikmichael23 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12 08-04-2011 07:36 PM
buying live rock??? bsdryder7 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 07-30-2011 12:51 AM
Buying Plants Online BfishLpond78 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 2 07-28-2011 01:26 PM
Buying reef lights!! Help decide. Heera General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 67 07-20-2011 06:46 AM
Buying cichlids online kade Cichlid Discussion 4 07-14-2011 05:58 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.