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Old 11-20-2014, 12:06 PM   #1
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DFS + Petco

Anyone else seen this? Petco to Acquire Drs. Foster and Smith | AquaNerd

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Old 11-20-2014, 06:08 PM   #2
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Bummer, if the transaction completes it has the potential to be bad news for DFS customers if they adopt petco's pricing structure. I suspect it will also effect nexus for sales tax purposes.

The good news is that, at least currently, there are still good alternatives around if things do go south.
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:15 PM   #3
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Ohh right... yes... a bummer indeed..

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any other good site to order from if this happens?
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any other good site to order from if this happens?
They say kens is pretty decent.. always amazon..

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Kevin kohen the director of live aquaria said he isn't going anywhere on a thread on reef central so I really doubt that much will change. That man is a fish pro.


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I heard about this thought it was just another rumor
scary thought for sure
if it goes thru there bound to loose tons of business
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Oh no... This can't be good...
Crossing fingers that it doesn't happen.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:52 PM   #9
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Kevin kohen the director of live aquaria said he isn't going anywhere on a thread on reef central so I really doubt that much will change. That man is a fish pro.


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I hope your right, I could care less about DrFS honestly I only ordered with them because they were closer than BRS. But I LOVE la and would hate to loose them


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I wouldn't be worried about this in the slightest. Both the Foster and the Smith are just getting up in age and want to spend time with their kids and their kids' kids I'm sure.

The absorbing of a company like this can be a very good thing, for us, Petco, Dr Foster and Smith, and Liveaquaria. It will bring more product into the market much easier. This has been something I have already been starting to see at my local Petco, they started housing coral for sale. This can easily lead into greater and easier availability of corals to the middle of nowhere people like myself.

Keep in mind, Petco is a business. They are good at it, if we like how or why they do things or not. They will do things in a smart manner. I would easily suspect the normal foster and smith stuff to be absorbed into normal Petco wares. They will keep liveaquaria as it's own entity, because it is specialized and something that Petco doesn't already have.

Overall, I'm excited to see what happens. It'll end up saving me money on shipping costs.
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