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Old 03-06-2007, 12:53 AM   #11
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WOW those are low and high numbers. I dont see how "your area" can have that many pet stores Zagz. I think that Saskatoon is just barely keeping the ones we have. Petland controls all of them pretty much. 2 of the A-1s here have closed down as well as Speers within the last year and a half since Petsmarts opening. Im really surprised that the locally owned shop here is staying open and I try to stay loyal to him but he doesnt have what I need alot of the times which forces me to use the chains Thanks for sharing I was curious! :P
I don't know either to be honest. Pat's keeps up with the exotics. Alin Decara's fish are all the small livebearer's types and Petland, Petsmart and Petcetra keep the people coming in with 2 for 1 specials. A1 has a following with the older aquarists and walmart is walmart. It's nuts really how many there are here. Don't know how they all stay in business.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:15 AM   #12
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It's nuts really how many there are here. Don't know how they all stay in business.
You don't huh? Take a look around your house. LOL.

Let's see, NYC has somewhere in the neighborhood of 8 million. Petland has @ 14 stores in each of the 5 boroughs, 5 PetCo's and 1 PetSmart. I don't have an exact count of the number of regular LFS, but let's say an average of 7 per borough. NYC is definitely underserved in the Aquatics area based on population.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:43 AM   #13
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Have to drive 45 minutes to get to a decent store.
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With so many pet stores at home, you can see how going to school in an area with 200,000 people and 3 pet stores is just not cutting it.
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City of Harlingen population: 63,500

Mom & Pop Pet Shops: 2, Harlingen Pets & Animals Galore

Chains: PetSmart & SuperWalmart

I will buy fish at both Mom & Pop's (although Animals Galore is better) and I have bought fish @ PetSmart, but hell would have freeze over twice before I would buy any fish from WM. 8O
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You're not alone, Fishyfanatic.

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50 minute drive to the nearest decent LFS.
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It's nuts really how many there are here. Don't know how they all stay in business.
You don't huh? Take a look around your house. LOL.
ROFL, Bill got me there.
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I live in Dallas Texas. I don't even know how many walmarts/Petsmart/petcos we have in the area, not to mention the "smaller" lfs. Mind boggling...
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